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Support Critical Funding for People with Dementia and Their Caregivers
Over 33,000 Alaskans are providing unpaid care to loved ones with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia thus enabling a large portion of Alaskans living with dementia in Alaska to live in the community, instead of moving into more costly residential long-term care. Respite care provides a much-needed break for family caregivers. Alaska home and community-based services including Adult Day Services, Senior In-Home Services including respite care, and Alzheimer’s Education and Support are critical lifelines to support people with dementia and their families. While the upcoming budget will be tight, it is critical that legislators protect these programs from any cuts to support family caregivers.
Alaska State Plan Overview
In 2011, the Alaska Commission on Aging initiated the state planning process. With collaboration from other state agencies, community organizations, mental health professionals, and long-term care providers, the Commission formed a core team responsible for drafting Alaska's response to Alzheimer's. After collecting public input, Alaska's Roadmap to Address Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias was published in December 2014. A subsequent plan entitled A Call to Action: Alaska's 10-Year Map to Address Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementia was released in January 2021.
Alaska State Advocacy Day
February 08, 2021
Join us the week of February 8th for a series of informative and engaging virtual events to urge Alaska's state legislators to prioritize people with Alzheimer's and their family caregivers. Advocacy Day 2021 is scheduled for early February. Sign up to meet with your elected officials and share your story!