Nevada

NEWS

More than 200,000 Nevadans are living with or providing care for a loved one with dementia. State Medicaid costs are on track to increase by 36.5% by 2025 unless lawmakers intervene now with early interventions that connect families to the resources they need to live safely at home and avoid institutional placement. In 2021, the Alzheimer's Association urges the Governor and Legislature to commit to statewide respite grant funding, extend targeted outreach to underserved communities and protect home and community-based care options.

NEVADA 2021 STATE POLICY PRIORITIES

Nevada State Plan Overview

The Nevada state legislature passed Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 10 in 2011, creating the Legislative Committee on Health Care's Task Force to Develop a State Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease. The Committee included a state Senator as chair and medical experts, advocates, and other key stakeholders. After soliciting public feedback, the State Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease was published in January 2013. The Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease (TFAD) was created within the Department of Health and Human Services with the passage of Assembly Bill 80 in the 2013 Legislative Session. The Task Force is responsible for implementing the State Plan.



ADVOCACY EVENTS

Nevada State Advocacy Day

March 09, 2021

All advocates in Nevada are encouraged to join virtually to educate their elected officials on the critical supports they need


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State Affairs Contact Charles Duarte | 7757811603 [email protected]



Alzheimer's Facts and Figures in Nevada

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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49,000

Individuals living with Alzheimer's in Nevada


This number is projected to increase 30.6% 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


678

Deaths from Alzheimer's in Nevada in 2019

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There has been a 248% increase in Alzheimer's deaths since 2000.

There were 486 more deaths than expected from Alzheimer's and dementia during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, 30% 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 Nevada, there are 48,000 dementia caregivers, who each provide an average of 31 hours of unpaid care per week

Costs

Medicare

$36,533

per capita Medicare spending on people with dementia

Medicaid

$203,000,000

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

Hospice and Hospitals



2,167

# of people in hospice with a primary diagonsis of dementia


1,711

# 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.