Alzheimer's State Plan

On February 15, 2024, Lt. Governor Matos, the Rhode Island Department of Health, and state leaders released the Rhode Island Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders (ADRD) 2024-2029 State Plan. This ambitious plan details 36 strategic recommendations on how to improve the quality of life and accessibility of care for Rhode Islanders with dementia by the end of this decade.

The Rhode Island ADRD 2024-2029 State Plan was developed by the Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders and statewide partners consisting of dedicated researchers, advocates, clinicians, and caregivers. This process resulted in dozens of strategies to empower all individuals impacted by dementia to achieve their best quality of life, including:

  • Creating accessible neighborhoods with walkable sidewalks, greater access to healthy food options, and safer public spaces for people living with dementia
  • Convening a workgroup focused on elevating and addressing issues of health equity in dementia care
  • Working with Rhode Island communities with high prevalence of ADRD to develop action plans that promote age and dementia friendly resources and information that identify local supports for people with dementia and their caregivers.

To read the current state plan, click here: Rhode Island Alzheimer's State Plan

The 2024-2029 ADRD State Plan is an update of the previous five-year ADRD State Plan, which was created under the leadership of then-Lt. Governor Dan McKee using grant funding his office secured. Since then, the state has accomplished the main goals identified in the previous five-year plan: dedicating a full-time employee to coordinate ADRD strategy, promoting ADRD research opportunities in Rhode Island, and including brain health in the state’s other chronic disease management activities.

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To view the Alzheimer's Association's 2021 Fact Sheet, click here: Alzheimer's Fact Sheet

Executive Office of Health & Human Services

Alzheimer's Association - RI Chapter