Montana State Alzheimer’s Plan Overview
In June 2014, the Montana Alzheimer's Disease/Dementia Work Group was established as a grassroots collaboration with grant funding provided by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI): Improving the Lives of Alzheimer’s Patients and Their Caregivers: A Patient-Centered Statewide Approach. The Work Group’s membership includes private sector stakeholders and state officials representing the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, who convene regularly to improve care and support for Montanans living with Alzheimer's disease and other dementia, their families, and caregivers. In December 2016 the Work Group published Montana’s Alzheimer’s and Dementia State Plan: Addressing the Current and Future Needs of Individuals and Families with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias.
Montana 2022 Policy Priorities
Support Implementation and Updates to the State Alzheimer’s Plan
The Alzheimer’s Association is calling on state leaders to prioritize regular updates and implementation of the State Alzheimer’s Plan to better support people living with dementia and their family caregivers. By updating and implementing its plan, Montana can focus on addressing Alzheimer’s as a public health crisis, building a dementia capable workforce, increasing access to home and community-based services, and improving the quality of care in residential settings.
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State Affairs Contact: Claire Marshall
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people living with Alzheimer’s in Montana
Montanans 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 Montana needed to meet the demand in 2050
Resources to Drive Change in Montana
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 Montana policymakers are addressing these gaps, and how you can help drive change.