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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA STATE ALZHEIMER'S PLAN

District of Columbia State Plan Overview

In 2012 the District of Columbia Office on Aging (DCOA) established a workgroup of community partners and stakeholders throughout the District to develop an Alzheimer's plan. In 2013, the District of Columbia State Plan on Alzheimer's Disease 2014-2019 was published to mitigate the effects of Alzheimer's disease and improve access to benefits for those affected within the District.



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State Affairs Contact Eric Colchamiro | 202-365-6612 | [email protected]



Alzheimer's Facts and Figures in District of Columbia

Number of People Aged 65 and Older With Alzheimer's by Age

Year 65-74 75-84 85+ TOTAL
* Totals may not add due to rounding
2020 1,000 4,000 4,000 9,000
2025 1,000 4,000 4,000 9,000

Percentage change from 2020

Medicaid

$126

MILLION

Medicaid costs of caring for people with Alzheimer's (2020)

6.8%

change in costs from 2020 to 2025


Medicare

$31,993

per capita Medicare spending on people with dementia (in 2019 dollars)


HOSPICE (2017)

263

#

of people in hospice have a primary diagnosis of dementia


18%

of people in hospice with a primary diagnosis of dementia

Geriatricians

37

Number of geriatricians in 2019


-24%

increase needed to meet Alzheimer's population needs in 2050

Hospitals (2017)

1,699

#

of emergency department visits per 1,000 people with dementia


26.8%

dementia patient hospital readmission rate


15.8%

increase in emergency deparment visits since 2007

Caregiving

29 Thousand

Number of Caregivers



33 Million

Total Hours of Unpaid Care



$433 Million

Total Value of Unpaid Care


Number of Deaths from Alzheimer's Disease (2018)

105 total deaths in District of Columbia

For more information, view the 2020 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures report at alz.org/facts.

U.S. Statistics

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.



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