Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care

12/21/2018

Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia, is a progressive neurological illness that impairs the thinking and independence of millions of people worldwide. The risk of developing the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States increases with age.

Alzheimer’s disease and its impact on patients, families and caregivers is a growing public health concern. States have a keen interest in Alzheimer’s and dementia policy with the rising numbers of diagnosable cases, the large impact the disease has on state and federal budgets and the possibilities of intervention. As generational shifts occur, the number of Americans with Alzheimer’s is estimated to increase rapidly.

Quick Facts

People

Costs

The State Role

State policymakers can:

  • Increase public awareness, early detection and diagnosis
  • Convene an Alzheimer’s/dementia task force to review implement and update state plans
  • Build a dementia-capable workforce
  • Increase access to home and community-based services through funding for dementia specific care
  • Establish a Dementia Services Coordinator position within the state department of health

Increases in Alzheimer's and Dementia
Medicaid Costs by 2025

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Click on state to see in millions of dollars the current and projected Medicaid costs.

 

Medicaid costs for Americans 65 and older living with Alzheimer’s or Dementia (in millions of dollars)

States 2018 in millions  2025 in millions Percentage Increase
Total $46,535 $60,523 30.1%
 
State 2018 in AL  2025 in AL Percentage Increase
Alabama $839 $1,107 31.9%
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State 2018 in AK  2025 in AK Percentage Increase
Alaska $66 $109 63.9%
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State 2018 in AZ  2025 in AZ Percentage Increase
Arizona $364 $537 47.6%
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State 2018 in AR  2025 in AR Percentage Increase
Arkansas $353 $446 26.3%
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State 2018 in CA  2025 in CA Percentage Increase
California $3,776 $5,150 36.4%
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State 2018 in CO  2025 in CO Percentage Increase
Colorado $573 $775 35.3%
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State 2018 in CT  2025 in CT Percentage Increase
Connecticut $926 $1,166 25.9%
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State 2018 in DE  2025 in DE Percentage Increase
Delaware $226 $307 35.8%
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State 2018 in D.C.  2025 in D.C. Percentage Increase
D.C. $121 $132 9.6%
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State 2018 in FL  2025 in FL Percentage Increase
Florida $2,502 $3,392 35.6%
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State 2018 in GA  2025 in GA Percentage Increase
Georiga $1,114 $1,565 40.4%
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State 2018 in HI  2025 in HI Percentage Increase
Hawaii $207 $280 35.4%
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State 2018 in ID  2025 in ID Percentage Increase
Idaho $139 $193 39%
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State 2018 in IL  2025 in IL Percentage Increase
Illinois $1,649 $2,162 31.1%
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State 2018 in IN

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Indiana $981 $1,211 23.4%
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State 2018 in IA  2025 in IA Percentage Increase
Iowa $630 $778 23.7%
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State 2018 in KS  2025 in KS Percentage Increase
Kansas $424 $533 25.8%
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State 2018 in KT  2025 in KT Percentage Increase
Kentucky $721 $932 29.3%
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State 2018 in LA  2025 in LA Percentage Increase
Lousiana $712 $917 28.8%
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State 2018 in ME  2025 in ME Percentage Increase
Maine $197 $269 36.9%
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State 2018 in MD  2025 in MD Percentage Increase
Maryland $1,096 $1,508 37.5%
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State 2018 in MA  2025 in MA Percentage Increase
Massachusetts $1,633 $1,996 22.2%
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State 2018 in MI  2025 in MI Percentage Increase
Michigan $1,368 $1,707 24.8%
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State 2018 in MN  2025 in MN Percentage Increase
Minnesota $824 $1,069 29.7%
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State 2018 in MS  2025 in MS Percentage Increase
Mississippi $564 $716 26.9%
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State 2018 in MO  2025 in MO Percentage Increase
Missouri $888 $1,117 25.8%
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State 2018 in MT  2025 in MT Percentage Increase
Montana $150 $199 33.4%
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State 2018 in NE  2025 in NE Percentage Increase
Nebraska $347 $404 16.3%
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State 2018 in NV  2025 in NV Percentage Increase
Nevada $178 $272 53.5%
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State 2018 in NH  2025 in NH Percentage Increase
New-Hampshire $236 $329 39.2%
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State 2018 in NJ  2025 in NJ Percentage Increase
New Jersey $2,011 $2,568 27.7%
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State 2018 in NM  2025 in NM Percentage Increase
New Mexico $199 $274 37.7%
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State 2018 in NY  2025 in NY Percentage Increase
New York $4,834 $6,206 28.4%
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State 2018 in NC  2025 in NC Percentage Increase
North Carolina $1,188 $1,600 34.7%
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State 2018 in ND  2025 in ND Percentage Increase
North Dakota $175 $211 21%
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State 2018 in OH  2025 in OH Percentage Increase
Ohio $2,360 $2,888 22.4%
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State 2018 in OK  2025 in OK Percentage Increase
Oklahoma $481 $600 24.8%
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State 2018 in OR  2025 in OR Percentage Increase
Oregon $235 $311 32.7%
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State 2018 in PA  2025 in PA Percentage Increase
Pennsylvania $3,404 $3,958 16.3%
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State 2018 in RI  2025 in RI Percentage Increase
Rhode Island $438 $555 26.6%
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State 2018 in SC  2025 in SC Percentage Increase
South Carolina $573 $804 40.2%
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State 2018 in SD  2025 in SD Percentage Increase
South Dakota $167 $208 24.3%
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State 2018 in TN  2025 in TN Percentage Increase
Tennessee $989 $1,353 36.8%
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State 2018 in TX  2025 in TX Percentage Increase
Texas $2,805 $3,882 38.4%
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State 2018 in UT  2025 in UT Percentage Increase
Utah $160 $231 44.6%
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State 2018 in VT  2025 in VT Percentage Increase
Vermont $106 $144 36.1%
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State 2018 in VA  2025 in VA Percentage Increase
VIrginia $900 $1,244 38.2%
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State 2018 in WA  2025 in WA Percentage Increase
Washington $497 $678 36.4%
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State 2018 in WV  2025 in WV Percentage Increase
West Virginia $414 $512 23.6%
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State 2018 in WI  2025 in WI Percentage Increase
Wisconsin $723 $909 25.7%
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State 2018 in WY  2025 in WY Percentage Increase
Wyoming $76 $109 42.7%
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