Mississippi State Alzheimer’s Plan Overview
Mississippi’s Strategic Plan to address Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias is a project led by the Department of Mental Health, Division of Alzheimer’s 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
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
Email: [email protected]
people living with Alzheimer’s in Mississippi
Mississippians 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 Mississippi needed to meet the demand in 2050
Resources to Drive Change in Mississippi
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 Mississippi policymakers are addressing these gaps, and how you can help drive change.