Nebraska State Alzheimer’s Plan Overview 

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In May 2015, Governor Pete Ricketts signed LB320, calling for the creation of a State Plan on Alzheimers disease. The legislation requires the Aging Nebraskans Task Force to assess existing resources in the state, provide recommendations to meet the growing needs of those impacted by Alzheimers, and develop strategies to identify gaps in community services. The Task Force included representatives from state agencies, long-term care organizations, elder law, and community organizations as well as economists, seniors, caregivers, and aging advocates. The Nebraska State Plan for Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias was published in June 2016. A State Plan Infographic is also available.

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Update Nebraska's State Plan for Alzheimers

Alzheimers disease is an urgent public health crisis in Nebraska. The Nebraska State Plan for Alzheimers Disease and Related Dementias was released in 2016, providing 31 recommendations for advancing the states efforts to address this crisis. With our states aging population and the gaps in our health care and long-term care systems, now is the time for an update to that plan. The Alzheimer’s Association is urging state policymakers to reignite a State Plan Task Force as the first step in developing a new State Alzheimer’s Plan and improving the lives of those impacted by dementia in Nebraska.

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State Affairs Contact: Nick Faustman

Phone: 402.310.8068

Email: [email protected]

35,000

people living with Alzheimer’s in Nebraska

61,000

Nebraskans are providing unpaid care

$372 Million

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

52 Million

increase in Alzheimer’s deaths since 2000

18%

in hospice with a primary diagnosis of dementia

265.2%

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