Missouri

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MISSOURI STATE ALZHEIMER'S PLAN

Missouri State Plan Overview

In 2009, the Missouri General Assembly established the Missouri Alzheimer's State Plan Task Force through passage of HB 272. Tasked with assessing the challenges posed by Alzheimer's disease and related dementias within the state, the Task Force included representatives from state agencies, health care providers, and community organizations as well as caregivers, state legislators, an individual living with Alzheimer's, and the Lieutenant Governor. After collecting public input regarding community frustrations, concerns, and advice on dealing with this disease, the Task Force presented the Missouri Alzheimer's State Plan, published in November 2010.



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Alzheimer's Facts and Figures in Missouri

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 51,000 48,000 120,000
2025 21,000 61,000 51,000 130,000

Percentage change from 2020

Medicaid

$973

MILLION

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

16.8%

change in costs from 2020 to 2025


Medicare

$23,441

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


HOSPICE (2017)

5,991

#

of people in hospice have a primary diagnosis of dementia


17%

of people in hospice with a primary diagnosis of dementia

Geriatricians

103

Number of geriatricians in 2019


175%

increase needed to meet Alzheimer's population needs in 2050

Hospitals (2017)

1,515

#

of emergency department visits per 1,000 people with dementia


22.4%

dementia patient hospital readmission rate


19.2%

increase in emergency deparment visits since 2007

Caregiving

319 Thousand

Number of Caregivers



363 Million

Total Hours of Unpaid Care



$4.76 Billion

Total Value of Unpaid Care


Number of Deaths from Alzheimer's Disease (2018)

2,641 total deaths in Missouri
6th leading cause of death in Missouri

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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