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 state residents to turn the state capitol purple for Alzheimer’s. NC 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
March 15, 2023
9:00 AM – 2:30 PM
North Carolina Museum of History | Raleigh, NC
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 MARCH 10:
OR by calling Scott Herrick, North Carolina Director of Public Policy at 336.814.3721.