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Scott Plakon's wife Susie passes from Alzheimer's

Scott Plakon's wife Susie passes from Alzheimer's
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July 24, 2018
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State Rep. Scott Plakon’s wife, Susie, died on Monday from complications related to Alzheimer’s disease. 

Susie, 57, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2012 and inspired her husband to sponsor legislation focused on Alzheimer’s research and care centers during his time in the state House.

“All the good things that have happened with the funding I’ve been able to get, speaking at the Alzheimer’s Association convention, the memory center, Alzheimer’s month, all of this stuff that we’ve been able to do. That’s Susie inspired,” Plakon (R-Longwood) told the Orlando Sentinel.

There are an estimated 520,000 people living with Alzheimer’s in Florida, a number projected to increase to 720,000 people in 2025, according to the state Department of Elder Affairs.

The family is requesting donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, in lieu of flowers.

“Today, we mourn the passing of Susie, but forever celebrate her life and legacy,” the association’s vice president of public policy, Michelle Branham, told POLITICO.

She added: “Alongside Rep. Plakon and the Plakon family, we remain relentlessly committed to serve families navigating this disease. For our present and our future, and in Susie’s honor, we will one day end Alzheimer’s.”
There will be a service at 3:30 p.m. on July 29 at Church and Son, 4484 N. John Young Parkway in Orlando.

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