Mississippi

MISSISSIPPI 2019 STATE POLICY PRIORITIES

Mississippi State Plan Overview

Mississippi's Strategic Plan to address Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias is a project led by the Department of Mental Health, Division of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias, in collaboration with other stakeholders, public and private. The Strategic Plan was published in 2015 as an update to the original plan published in 2010.



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 Tina Bancroft | 7693031548 | [email protected]



Elected Officials

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Alzheimer's Facts and Figures in Mississippi

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 9,800 24,000 21,000 55,000
2025 12,000 30,000 23,000 65,000

Percentage change from 2019

Medicaid

$587

MILLION

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

22.9%

change in costs from 2019 to 2025


Medicare

$26,758

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


HOSPICE (2016)

3,215

#

of people in hospice have a primary diagnosis of dementia


20%

of people in hospice with a primary diagnosis of dementia

Hospitals (2015)

1,685

#

of emergency department visits per 1,000 people with dementia


22.2%

dementia patient hospital readmission rate

Caregiving

207,000

Number of Caregivers

236,000,000

Total Hours of Unpaid Care

$2,979,000,000

Total Value of Unpaid Care

$142,000,000

Higher Health Costs of Caregivers

Number of Deaths from Alzheimer's Disease (2017)

1,626

6th leading cause of death in Mississippi
2nd highest Alzheimer's death rate in America
267% 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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