Mississippi State Alzheimer’s Plan Overview 


Mississippis Strategic Plan to address Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias is a project led by the Department of Mental Health, Division of Alzheimers Disease and Other Dementias, in collaboration with other stakeholders, public and private. The Strategic Plan was published in 2015 as an update to the original plan published in 2010. In January 2020, the next iteration of the state plan was published, The State of Mississippi, Strategic Plan for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias, 2020-2025.

Mississippi 2023 Policy Priorities

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Expand Funding for a Permanent Respite Program 

Caregivers of people living with dementia take on an important but burdensome role of ensuring their loved one is safe and well-kept at all times. With their attention turned towards their loved one with dementia, caregivers are often left with emotional, financial, and physical difficulties than caregivers of people without dementia. Respite care provides a much-needed break for family caregivers. In cases where finances are tight, Mississippi’s state-funded respite care program can step in with critical support. The Alzheimer’s Association is urging state policymakers to increase funding for this program to serve the growing dementia population.


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Contact Us

State Affairs Contact: Laney McNeer

Phone: 769.230.0595

Email: lemcneer@alz.org


people living with Alzheimer’s in Mississippi


Mississippians are providing unpaid care

$606 Million

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

226 Million

increase in Alzheimer’s deaths since 2000


in hospice with a primary diagnosis of dementia


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