Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA 2020 STATE POLICY PRIORITIES

Oklahoma State Plan Overview

In May 2008, the Task Force on the Effect of Alzheimer's Disease was established pursuant to Senate Bill 2186. Tasked with examining the impact of Alzheimer's disease and mapping a plan of action within the state, the Task Force included representatives from the private sector, community organizations, and state agencies as well as caregivers, state legislators, and individuals living with Alzheimer's. In September 2009 The Final Report of the Task Force on the Effect of Alzheimer's Disease in Oklahoma was published. In 2015, Governor Mary Fallin issued Executive Order 2015-32 to authorize an update to the state plan. The Oklahoma Alzheimer's State Plan 2016 was published in February 2016.



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 Randle Lee | 4058193427 | [email protected]



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Alzheimer's Facts and Figures in Oklahoma

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 10,000 29,000 26,000 65,000
2025 12,000 36,000 28,000 76,000

Percentage change from 2019

Medicaid

$499

MILLION

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

20.9%

change in costs from 2019 to 2025


Medicare

$25,175

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


HOSPICE (2016)

3,960

#

of people in hospice have a primary diagnosis of dementia


19%

of people in hospice with a primary diagnosis of dementia

Hospitals (2015)

1,625

#

of emergency department visits per 1,000 people with dementia


20.7%

dementia patient hospital readmission rate

Caregiving

224,000

Number of Caregivers

256,000,000

Total Hours of Unpaid Care

$3,230,000,000

Total Value of Unpaid Care

$154,000,000

Higher Health Costs of Caregivers

Number of Deaths from Alzheimer's Disease (2017)

1,752

6th leading cause of death in Oklahoma
175% 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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