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.


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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
2020 2,000 6,000 7,000 15,000
2025 2,000 7,000 7,000 16,000

Percentage change from 2020

Medicaid

$190

MILLION

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

13.2%

change in costs from 2020 to 2025


Medicare

$17,572

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


HOSPICE (2017)

468

#

of people in hospice have a primary diagnosis of dementia


18%

of people in hospice with a primary diagnosis of dementia

Geriatricians

15

Number of geriatricians in 2019


127%

increase needed to meet Alzheimer's population needs in 2050

Hospitals (2017)

1,193

#

of emergency department visits per 1,000 people with dementia


19.2%

dementia patient hospital readmission rate


33.7%

increase in emergency deparment visits since 2007

Caregiving

30 Thousand

Number of Caregivers



35 Million

Total Hours of Unpaid Care



$454 Million

Total Value of Unpaid Care


Number of Deaths from Alzheimer's Disease (2018)

356 total deaths in North Dakota
4th leading cause of death in North Dakota
10th highest Alzheimer's death rate in America

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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