North Dakota State Alzheimer’s Plan Overview 

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In 2007, the North Dakota legislature approved House Concurrent Resolution No. 3022 to study the current and future impact of Alzheimer’s disease within the state. The Dementia-Related Services — Background Memorandum was presented to the state’s Long-Term Care Committee in 2007. In 2020, funds were allocated to support an update of the state plan, allowing the state to convene a work group to conduct a current and comprehensive needs assessment and develop a new set of recommendations. A new plan was released in 2022, coinciding with the launch of data-focused Alzheimer’s/Dementia Dashboard on the North Dakota Department of Health’s website.  

North Dakota 2022 Policy Priorities

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Ensure State Programs Offer Dementia-Specific Services

The North Dakota State Alzheimer’s Plan identified the need to ensure access to appropriate home- and community-based services (HCBS) for people living with dementia and support for informal caregivers. Access to HCBS helps allow individuals living with dementia to stay in their homes and be active in their communities longer, improve their quality of life, and reduce costs to families as well as the state. The Alzheimer’s Association is working to modernize state programs to include key dementia-specific services such as assistive technology, behavioral supports, home modifications, and transportation to help families care for a person living with dementia at home.

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Contact Us

State Affairs Contact: Melanie Gaebe

Phone: 701.707.0922

Email: [email protected]

15,000

people living with Alzheimer’s in North Dakota

19,000

North Dakotans are providing unpaid care

$190 Million

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

29 Million

increase in Alzheimer’s deaths since 2000

18%

in hospice with a primary diagnosis of dementia

183.3%

increase of geriatricians in North Dakota needed to meet the demand in 2050