Alzheimer's disease is projected to increase to as many as 27,000 Rhode Islanders by 2025. This disease is a pivotal public health issue that policymakers cannot ignore.
- As Chair of Rhode Island's Long Term Care Coordinating Council and leader of the Alzheimer's Executive Board, Lt. Governor Dan McKee is committed to supporting those struggling with Alzheimer's.
- Lt. Governor McKee and the Rhode Island chapter of the Alzheimer's Association secured $30K in grants to update the state's five-year plan on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders.
- The State Plan is a comprehensive blueprint for how Rhode Island will continue to address the growing Alzheimer's crisis. It creates the infrastructure and accountability necessary to build dementia-capable programs and services for the growing number of Rhode Islanders with the disease. The Plan explores the current impact of Alzheimer's disease in Rhode Island and outlines what steps the state must take to improve its services for people with Alzheimer's and their families.