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NEVADA 2020 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

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 Marco Valera | 7022482770 | [email protected]



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Alzheimer's Facts and Figures in Nevada

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 9,400 22,000 15,000 47,000
2025 12,000 31,000 20,000 64,000

Percentage change from 2019

Medicaid

$185

MILLION

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

48.5%

change in costs from 2019 to 2025


Medicare

$32,006

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


HOSPICE (2016)

1,969

#

of people in hospice have a primary diagnosis of dementia


18%

of people in hospice with a primary diagnosis of dementia

Hospitals (2015)

1,592

#

of emergency department visits per 1,000 people with dementia


23.0%

dementia patient hospital readmission rate

Caregiving

151,000

Number of Caregivers

172,000,000

Total Hours of Unpaid Care

$2,168,000,000

Total Value of Unpaid Care

$91,000,000

Higher Health Costs of Caregivers

Number of Deaths from Alzheimer's Disease (2017)

779

6th leading cause of death in Nevada
300% increase in Alzheimer's deaths since 2000

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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