Advance Alzheimer's Policy
Strengthen and Streamline Dementia Coordination Efforts in Connecticut
With an increasing number of Connecticut residents impacted by Alzheimer's disease or another dementia, the need for active coordination at a state government level is critical to address a growing public health crisis. A state Dementia Services Coordinator is critical to mobilizing and coordinating resources within state agencies and with stakeholders to streamline efforts and help implement critical policy solutions.
Connecticut State Plan Overview
In 2013, Connecticut's legislature passed Special Act 13-11, creating the state's Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia. The Task Force met six times between September and December of 2013 and published a list of recommendations in December 2013 in the Report of the Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia. The state plan focuses on short-term goals meant be completed over the course of three to five years.
Connecticut State Advocacy Day
March 11, 2020
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Number of People Aged 65 and Older With Alzheimer's by Age
Percentage change from 2020
Medicaid costs of caring for people with Alzheimer's (2020)
change in costs from 2020 to 2025
per capita Medicare spending on people with dementia (in 2019 dollars)
of people in hospice have a primary diagnosis of dementia
of people in hospice with a primary diagnosis of dementia
of emergency department visits per 1,000 people with dementia
dementia patient hospital readmission rate
increase in emergency deparment visits since 2007
Number of Caregivers
Total Hours of Unpaid Care
Total Value of Unpaid Care
|986||total deaths in Connecticut|
|6th||leading cause of death in Connecticut|
For more information, view the 2020 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures report at alz.org/facts.
Over 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's, and as many as 13.8 million will have the disease in 2050. The cost of caring for those with Alzheimer's and other dementias is estimated to total $305 billion in 2020, increasing to $1.1 trillion (in today's dollars) by mid-century. Nearly 1 in 3 seniors who dies each year has Alzheimer's or another dementia.