North Dakota

NORTH DAKOTA 2020 STATE POLICY PRIORITIES

Advance Alzheimer's Policy

Develop a North Dakota State Alzheimer’s Plan

In order to address the growing public health crisis related to Alzheimer’s, North Dakota should assess the current and future impact of Alzheimer's disease on the residents of our state. Creating and implementing a strategic plan, focused on North Dakota’s needs will help ensure the 14,000 people living with dementia and their 30,000 caregivers receive the help and support they need.



North Dakota State Plan Overview

In 2007, the North Dakota Legislature approved House Concurrent Resolution No. 3022 to study the current and future impact of Alzheimer's disease within the state. The Dementia-Related Services - Background Memorandum was presented to the state's Long-Term Care Committee.



ADVOCACY EVENTS

North Dakota State Advocacy Day

June 19, 2020

A state wide mobilization of advocates to meet with their state representatives across the state as a listening tour in 4 cities to build momentum and garner media attention to the Association's policy priorities.


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 Lingen | 4806584969 | [email protected]



Elected Officials

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Alzheimer's Facts and Figures in North Dakota

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 1,800 5,500 7,200 14,000
2025 2,300 6,700 7,400 16,000

Percentage change from 2019

Medicaid

$184

MILLION

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

15.6%

change in costs from 2019 to 2025


Medicare

$15,405

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


HOSPICE (2016)

448

#

of people in hospice have a primary diagnosis of dementia


19%

of people in hospice with a primary diagnosis of dementia

Hospitals (2015)

1,059

#

of emergency department visits per 1,000 people with dementia


16.1%

dementia patient hospital readmission rate

Caregiving

30,000

Number of Caregivers

35,000,000

Total Hours of Unpaid Care

$437,000,000

Total Value of Unpaid Care

$27,000,000

Higher Health Costs of Caregivers

Number of Deaths from Alzheimer's Disease (2017)

387

3rd leading cause of death in North Dakota
5th highest Alzheimer's death rate in America

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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