What is the Louisiana Alzheimer’s Coalition?

Louisiana Alzheimer’s Coalition

Well-Ahead Louisiana is committed to improving the health of Louisiana residents by partnering with leaders in our state and communities to make the greatest impact. As a leading cause of death in the United States, it is crucial that we come together to develop a well-coordinated public health approach is essential to support those with Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias (ADRD) and their caregivers. We do this by joining with other like-minded partners through the Louisiana Alzheimer’s Coalition.

Alzheimer’s Impact

In the United States, Alzheimer’s disease is the 6th leading cause of death—and these numbers are rising. By 2060, approximately 14 million Americans are expected to have Alzheimer’s disease, a nearly three-fold increase, with minority populations being affected the most.

A Plan to Combat Alzheimer’s

Well-Ahead is working to build core capacity in Louisiana to implement effective Alzheimer’s interventions, including boosting early detection and diagnosis, reducing risk and preventing avoidable hospitalizations. A key component of this work is the Louisiana Alzheimer’s Coalition.

The Louisiana Alzheimer’s Coalition was formed to help guide the development of our state’s five-year strategic plan to combat Alzheimer’s. The Coalition will focus on policy, systems and environmental changes to promote risk reduction, early diagnosis, the prevention and management of comorbidities and avoidable hospitalizations for residents with Alzheimer’s or other dementia diseases. Data will be used to set priorities, develop public health action plans, address social determinants of health and provide support for those who serve as caregivers to persons with dementia.

Join the Louisiana Alzhiemer’s Coalition

We are continuously seeking new members to join the Louisiana Alzheimer’s Coalition. If your organization is interested in improving Alzheimer’s or you just want to learn more about the Coalition, please contact us.