Idaho

IDAHO 2019 STATE POLICY PRIORITIES

Idaho State Plan Overview

In 2012, the Idaho Legislature established the Idaho Alzheimer's Planning Group through passage of Senate Concurrent Resolution 112. Tasked with determining how the state could best assist individuals and families impacted by Alzheimer's disease, the Planning Group included representatives from state agencies, advocacy agencies, academia, and community organizations as well as researchers, caregivers, individuals affected by Alzheimer's, and the Governor. After conducting a year-long state assessment and soliciting input from community stakeholders and the public-at-large, the Planning Group released A State Plan for Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias: Addressing the Needs of Idahoans with ADRD, Their Caregivers, and Family Members in March 2013. The Idaho legislature endorsed the statewide plan with the passage of House Concurrent Resolution 34 in 2013.



ADVOCACY EVENTS

2020 Advocacy Forum

March 22-24, 2020 alz.org/forum

As an Alzheimer's advocate, you've worked to advance critical public policy, making a difference in the lives of all those impacted by Alzheimer's. Together we've achieved great increases in federal Alzheimer's research funding and secured critical advances in care and support. But we can't take our successes for granted — we need to keep the pressure on.

Join us in Washington for an inspiring three-day event filled with networking, training and education.

Be part of the movement that's making a difference in the fight against Alzheimer's.


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State Affairs Contact Lindsay Meloy | (208) 340-0834 | [email protected]



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Alzheimer's Facts and Figures in Idaho

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
2019 4,200 11,000 10,000 26,000
2025 5,400 16,000 12,000 33,000

Percentage change from 2019

Medicaid

$144

MILLION

Medicaid costs of caring for people with Alzheimer's (2019)

34.7%

change in costs from 2019 to 2025


Medicare

$19,478

per capita Medicare spending on people with dementia (in 2018 dollars)


HOSPICE (2016)

1,465

#

of people in hospice have a primary diagnosis of dementia


18%

of people in hospice with a primary diagnosis of dementia

Hospitals (2015)

1,305

#

of emergency department visits per 1,000 people with dementia


14.7%

dementia patient hospital readmission rate

Caregiving

85,000

Number of Caregivers

97,000,000

Total Hours of Unpaid Care

$1,223,000,000

Total Value of Unpaid Care

$53,000,000

Higher Health Costs of Caregivers

Number of Deaths from Alzheimer's Disease (2017)

672

6th leading cause of death in Idaho
157% increase in Alzheimer's deaths since 2000

For more information, view the 2019 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 14 million will have the disease in 2050. The cost of caring for those with Alzheimer's and other dementias is estimated to total $290 billion in 2019, increasing to $1.1 trillion (in today's dollars) by mid-century. Nearly one in every three seniors who dies each year has Alzheimer's or another dementia.



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