The Alzheimer’s Association 2019 facts and figures report is out, and Monday advocates headed to Albany to discuss the state's support for Alzheimer’s care.
A total of $300 billion is spent nationwide on care for Alzheimer’s disease, according to the chief communications officer for the Alzheimer’s association Central New York chapter.
He says this year's report shows New York is the leading spender of Medicaid dollars on Alzheimer’s care – spending more than $5 billion.
“The state is spending at a level that is helpful, but we know that we need to reach more people to impact the lives to help reduce the burden to Medicaid and when we can take that burden off Medicaid we can reduce the costs associated with caring and provide a higher quality of life for people with the disease,” said Jared Paventi.
To view the full report, head to their website.
The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is April 28 at SUNY Poly.