Louisiana State Alzheimer’s Plan Overview
In 2008, the Louisiana Legislature created the Louisiana Alzheimer’s 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 Alzheimer’s Disease in Louisiana: A Report by the Alzheimer’s Disease Task Force, to the Louisiana Legislature and Governor's Office in October 2009.
Louisiana 2022 Policy Priorities
Support the Creation of an Alzheimer’s 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 Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia Council. Most importantly, the Council will be responsible for updating the Alzheimer’s State Plan to outline a clear and unified response to this public health crisis.
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State Affairs Contact: MaryBeth Wilkerson
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people living with Alzheimer’s in Louisiana
Louisianans are providing unpaid care
Medicaid cost of caring for people living with Alzheimer’s (2020)
increase in Alzheimer’s deaths since 2000
in hospice with a primary diagnosis of dementia
increase of geriatricians in Louisiana needed to meet the demand in 2050
Resources to Drive Change in Louisiana
The following resources developed by AIM and the Alzheimer’s Association will help you learn more about the issues impacting people living with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers, how Louisiana policymakers are addressing these gaps, and how you can help drive change.