Montana State Alzheimer’s Plan Overview 

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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 Alzheimers 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 Montanas Alzheimers and Dementia State Plan: Addressing the Current and Future Needs of Individuals and Families with Alzheimers Disease and Related Dementias.

Montana 2022 Policy Priorities

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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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Contact Us

State Affairs Contact: Claire Marshall

Phone: 406.215.2124

Email: [email protected]

22,000

people living with Alzheimer’s in Montana

17,000

Montanans are providing unpaid care

$166 Million

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

24 Million

increase in Alzheimer’s deaths since 2000

11%

in hospice with a primary diagnosis of dementia

555.6%

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