The costs of Alzheimer’s on North Carolina are unsustainable. Dementia caregivers bear nearly twice the average out-of-pocket costs of non-dementia caregivers, having to cover medical care, personal care and household expenses for the person with dementia. In 2022, the total national cost of caring for individuals with Alzheimer’s and other dementia is projected to reach $321 billion. The Medicaid costs of caring for people with Alzheimer’s in the state are estimated at $1.3 billion. And by 2025, these costs are projected to increase by 22%.
The Alzheimer’s Association in North Carolina is calling on everyone to turn the state purple for Alzheimer’s. State Advocacy Day is designed to move legislators to action on Alzheimer’s and dementia policy that will improve the lives of North Carolina families impacted by the growing burden of Alzheimer’s.
- Learn about the legislative process.
- Bring awareness to the importance of the Alzheimer’s Association public policy priorities.
- Engage in discussions with elected officials..
- Tell your personal story to key decision makers affecting policies for individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease and their families.
NC STATE ADVOCACY DAY
MAY 25, 2022
9:00 AM – 2:30 PM
North Carolina Museum of History Raleigh, NC
Attendees will hear an overview of the public health crisis of Alzheimer’s in North Carolina, as well as updates from the task forces for the North Carolina BOLD Core Capacity grant and the the Dementia Capable NC State Plan. Advocates will be speaking to elected officials and their designated representatives regarding a few key areas:
- Ensuring regular updates to the North Carolina Alzheimer’s State Plan
- Making Alzheimer’s a public health priority in North Carolina
- Supporting dementia caregivers by increasing funding for Alzheimer’s respite
There is no charge to participate, but registration is required to ensure an accurate headcount. No prior experience required, but attendees will be asked to participate in a virtual training call prior to the event.
MORE INFORMATION & TO REGISTER BY MAY 20:
OR by phone at 800.272.3900
At the Alzheimer’s Association, know that your health and safety are our top priorities. We will continue to closely monitor CDC, state and local guidelines to ensure all Association events, including State Advocacy Day, adhere to recommendations and are safe for attendees.