North Dakota State Alzheimer’s Plan Overview 


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 2024 Policy Priorities

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Establish a Dementia-Capable State Government Infrastructure

While lawmakers have provided funding for support services for caregivers and North Dakotans living with dementia, there has yet to be a dedicated position or council within the state government to coordinate these services, promote risk reduction, early detection and diagnosis, and improve access to care, support and treatment. The Alzheimer’s Association is urging state lawmakers to support legislation establishing a State Dementia Services Coordinator position and a State Alzheimer’s and Dementia Advisory Council housed within the Department of Health and Human Services. The dedicated position and council will work to ensure North Dakota has a coordinated statewide response toward addressing Alzheimer’s and other dementia.


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State Affairs Contact: Melanie Gaebe

Phone: 701.253.0449

Email: [email protected]


people living with Alzheimer’s in North Dakota


North Dakotans are providing unpaid care

$190 Million

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


deaths from Alzheimer’s in 2021


in hospice with a primary diagnosis of dementia


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