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MISSISSIPPI STATE ALZHEIMER'S PLAN

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.



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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
2020 10,000 25,000 21,000 57,000
2025 12,000 30,000 23,000 65,000

Percentage change from 2020

Medicaid

$606

MILLION

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

20.4%

change in costs from 2020 to 2025


Medicare

$26,566

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


HOSPICE (2017)

3,547

#

of people in hospice have a primary diagnosis of dementia


20%

of people in hospice with a primary diagnosis of dementia

Geriatricians

25

Number of geriatricians in 2019


396%

increase needed to meet Alzheimer's population needs in 2050

Hospitals (2017)

1,723

#

of emergency department visits per 1,000 people with dementia


22.6%

dementia patient hospital readmission rate


20.8%

increase in emergency deparment visits since 2007

Caregiving

207 Thousand

Number of Caregivers



235 Million

Total Hours of Unpaid Care



$3.09 Billion

Total Value of Unpaid Care


Number of Deaths from Alzheimer's Disease (2018)

1,547 total deaths in Mississippi
6th leading cause of death in Mississippi
3rd highest Alzheimer's death rate in America
249% increase in Alzheimer's deaths since 2000

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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