Louisiana State Alzheimer’s Plan Overview 

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In 2008, the Louisiana Legislature created the Louisiana Alzheimers Disease Task Force through the enactment of Senate Concurrent Resolution 80 to study the impact of Alzheimer's within the state and make recommendations to meet the growing issues presented by the disease. The Task Force included representatives from state agencies, care associations, long-term care providers, and community organizations as well as caregivers, state legislators, and individuals directly impacted by the disease. The Task Force presented their final report, The Impact of Alzheimers Disease in Louisiana: A Report by the Alzheimers Disease Task Force, to the Louisiana Legislature and Governor's Office in October 2009.

Louisiana 2023 Policy Priorities

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Strengthen the State Response to Alzheimer’s

Over 92,000 Louisianans are living with Alzheimer’s — a figure expected to rise to over 110,000 by 2025. This public health crisis rise has significant impacts across workforce, caregiving and quality care. While a statewide response is required, Louisiana has not published an Alzheimer’s State Plan since 2009. The Alzheimer’s Association is calling on state officials to release an updated plan detailing how it will address Alzheimer’s alongside an annual implementation plan.


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Together, we’re making an impact. Find an Alzheimers Association chapter in your community for more ways to engage.

Contact Us

State Affairs Contact: Dawne Bunn

Phone: 615.622.4172

Email: dcbunn@alz.org


people living with Alzheimer’s in Louisiana


Louisianans are providing unpaid care

$765 Million

Medicaid cost of caring for people living with Alzheimer’s (2020)

316 Million

increase in Alzheimer’s deaths since 2000


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increase of geriatricians in Louisiana needed to meet the demand in 2050