The Alzheimer’s Association’s new report, The Impact of Alzheimer’s Disease on Medicaid Costs: A Growing Burden for States, released on Nov. 4, found that between 2015 and 2025, Medicaid costs for people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias will increase in every state in the U.S. and the District of Columbia. In fact, by 2025, 35 states will see increases in Alzheimer’s Medicaid costs of at least 40% from 2015, including 22 states that will see increases of at least 50%.
In Connecticut, Medicaid spending on people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias will increase 39.6% by 2025. This year, spending will total $821 million, increasing to $1.5 billion in 2025. Approximately 11% of the 2015 Medicaid budget in Connecticut is spent on people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias.