Mississippi State Alzheimer’s Plan Overview 

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Mississippis Strategic Plan to address Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias is a project led by the Department of Mental Health, Division of Alzheimers Disease and Other Dementias, in collaboration with other stakeholders, public and private. The Strategic Plan was published in 2015 as an update to the original plan published in 2010. In January 2020, the next iteration of the state plan was published, The State of Mississippi, Strategic Plan for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias, 2020-2025.

Mississippi 2022 Policy Priorities

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Continue the Commitment to Alzheimer’s and Dementia Research In Mississippi

More than 57,000 Mississippi residents are living with Alzheimer’s, and by 2050, the number of people living with the disease is set to nearly triple. With Alzheimer’s costing the Mississippi Medicaid Program over $606 million in 2020 (a figure expected to increase over 20% in five years), it is more urgent than ever that the state prioritize Alzheimer’s research. The Alzheimer’s Association is urging the state legislature to ensure state funding is allocated to Alzheimer’s and dementia research. Mississippi must continue its commitment to the fight against Alzheimer’s and other dementia by continuing to dedicate $3 million in state funding for Alzheimer’s research in the upcoming fiscal year.

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State Affairs Contact: Laney McNeer

Phone: 601.720.6868

Email: [email protected]

57,000

people living with Alzheimer’s in Mississippi

130,000

Mississippians are providing unpaid care

$606 Million

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

226 Million

increase in Alzheimer’s deaths since 2000

20%

in hospice with a primary diagnosis of dementia

439.1%

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