State Alzheimer Association Developing Plan To Deal With High Rates In South Dakota

(WNAX) — South Dakota is seeing one of the highest rates of Alzheimer’s disease in the country, and those numbers will continue to grow.  The state Health Department says there are about nineteen thousand people with the disease, and that will grow to over twenty-one thousand by the year 2025. That ranks South Dakota number two in the country in per capita cases.  The state Alzheimer’s Association is developing a statewide plan. Executive Director Leslie Morrow says the disease has a wide impact…

Morrow says Alzheimer’s caregivers need more help…

Morrow says with the current demographics, they expect Alzheimer’s cases will expand rapidly…

Morrow says they want to take their statewide plan to the 2019 session of the legislature.