Louisiana State Alzheimer’s Plan Overview 

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In 2008, the Louisiana Legislature created the Louisiana Alzheimers Disease Task Force through the enactment of Senate Concurrent Resolution 80 to study the impact of Alzheimer's within the state and make recommendations to meet the growing issues presented by the disease. The Task Force included representatives from state agencies, care associations, long-term care providers, and community organizations as well as caregivers, state legislators, and individuals directly impacted by the disease. The Task Force presented their final report, The Impact of Alzheimers Disease in Louisiana: A Report by the Alzheimers Disease Task Force, to the Louisiana Legislature and Governor's Office in October 2009.

Louisiana 2022 Policy Priorities

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Support the Creation of an Alzheimers Disease and Related Dementia Council

In Louisiana, there are 92,000 people aged 65 and older living with Alzheimer’s and over 200,000 Louisianans providing unpaid care. However, the state’s response to Alzheimer’s is often fragmented. To help facilitate interagency planning and to ensure the voice of external stakeholders such as advocates, care providers, and family caregivers are heard, the Alzheimer’s Association will be working with the Louisiana Department of Health's Well Ahead Program to create an Alzheimers Disease and Related Dementia Council. Most importantly, the Council will be responsible for updating the Alzheimers State Plan to outline a clear and unified response to this public health crisis.

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Contact Us

State Affairs Contact: MaryBeth Wilkerson

Phone: 504.641.4549

Email: [email protected]

92,000

people living with Alzheimer’s in Louisiana

203,000

Louisianans are providing unpaid care

$765 Million

Medicaid cost of caring for people living with Alzheimer’s (2020)

316 Million

increase in Alzheimer’s deaths since 2000

19%

in hospice with a primary diagnosis of dementia

538.7%

increase of geriatricians in Louisiana needed to meet the demand in 2050