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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.
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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State Affairs Contact Beth McMullen | | [email protected]
Number of People Aged 65 and Older With Alzheimer's by Age
Percentage change from 2020
Medicaid costs of caring for people with Alzheimer's (2020)
change in costs from 2020 to 2025
per capita Medicare spending on people with dementia (in 2019 dollars)
of people in hospice have a primary diagnosis of dementia
of people in hospice with a primary diagnosis of dementia
of emergency department visits per 1,000 people with dementia
dementia patient hospital readmission rate
increase in emergency deparment visits since 2007
Number of Caregivers
Total Hours of Unpaid Care
Total Value of Unpaid Care
|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.
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.