Louisiana State Alzheimer’s Plan Overview
In 2008, the Louisiana Legislature created the Louisiana Alzheimer’s 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 Alzheimer’s Disease in Louisiana: A Report by the Alzheimer’s Disease Task Force, to the Louisiana Legislature and Governor's Office in October 2009.
Louisiana 2023 Policy Priorities
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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people living with Alzheimer’s in Louisiana
Louisianans are providing unpaid care
Medicaid cost of caring for people living with Alzheimer’s (2020)
increase in Alzheimer’s deaths since 2000
in hospice with a primary diagnosis of dementia
increase of geriatricians in Louisiana needed to meet the demand in 2050
Resources to Drive Change in Louisiana
The following resources developed by AIM and the Alzheimer’s Association will help you learn more about the issues impacting people living with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers, how Louisiana policymakers are addressing these gaps, and how you can help drive change.