New Hampshire

NEW HAMPSHIRE 2021 STATE POLICY PRIORITIES

New Hampshire State Plan Overview

In March 2014, New Hampshire's legislature established a Subcommittee on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementia through passage of HB 1572-FN. The Subcommittee includes representatives from care provider organizations, state agency officials, law enforcement officials, state legislators, caregivers, and other individuals impacted by Alzheimer's. New Hampshire Alzheimer's disease & Related Dementias Sub-Committee Recommendations was published in 2013 and updated in 2015.



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Alzheimer's Facts and Figures in New Hampshire

Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures, an annual report released by the Alzheimer's Association®, reveals the burden of Alzheimer's and dementia on individuals, caregivers, government and the nation's health care system.


Prevalence



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26,000

Individuals living with Alzheimer's in New Hampshire


This number is projected to increase 23.1% between 2020 and 2025.

Nationally, there are more than 6 million Americans living with Alzheimer's. This number is expected to more than double by 2050.

Mortality


511

Deaths from Alzheimer's in New Hampshire in 2019

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Alzheimer's is the 6th leading cause of death in New Hampshire.

There were 263 more deaths than expected from Alzheimer's and dementia during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, 19% higher than average.


Caregiving



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Value of unpaid care work

Hours of unpaid care


Nationally, Alzheimer's and dementia caregivers provided nearly $257 billion in unpaid care in 2020. In New Hampshire, there are 57,000 dementia caregivers, who each provide an average of 28 hours of unpaid care per week

Costs

Medicare

$26,703

per capita Medicare spending on people with dementia

Medicaid

$254,000,000

Medicaid costs of caring for people with Alzheimer's in 2020

Hospice and Hospitals



1,007

# of people in hospice with a primary diagonsis of dementia


1,494

# of emergency department visits per 1,000 people with dementia


People with Alzheimer's disease have twice as many hospital stays per year as other older people. Nationally, emergency department visits for those with dementia have increased nearly 30% over the past decade.


The 2021 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures report contains data on the impact of Alzheimer's on the nation and in every state across the country.
Visit alz.org/facts to view the full report.