Indiana

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INDIANA 2020 STATE POLICY PRIORITIES

Indiana State Plan Overview

In July 2011, Governor Mitch Daniels appointed the Governor's Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease, tasked with developing Indiana's plan to address Alzheimer's disease.  The Task Force included representatives from state agencies, non-profit organizations, care provider agencies as well as state legislators, researchers, issue experts, caregivers, and health care providers. After reviewing the concerns and suggestions expressed during public input sessions, the Task Force published the Indiana Plan for Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias 2013-2017 in 2013.



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Alzheimer's Facts and Figures in Indiana

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 18,000 49,000 47,000 110,000
2025 20,000 60,000 50,000 130,000

Percentage change from 2020

Medicaid

$1,054

MILLION

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

17.1%

change in costs from 2020 to 2025


Medicare

$25,572

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


HOSPICE (2017)

5,922

#

of people in hospice have a primary diagnosis of dementia


17%

of people in hospice with a primary diagnosis of dementia

Geriatricians

65

Number of geriatricians in 2019


360%

increase needed to meet Alzheimer's population needs in 2050

Hospitals (2017)

1,511

#

of emergency department visits per 1,000 people with dementia


21.0%

dementia patient hospital readmission rate


22.4%

increase in emergency deparment visits since 2007

Caregiving

342 Thousand

Number of Caregivers



390 Million

Total Hours of Unpaid Care



$5.11 Billion

Total Value of Unpaid Care


Number of Deaths from Alzheimer's Disease (2018)

2,668 total deaths in Indiana
6th leading cause of death in Indiana

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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