Arizona is dedicated to ensuring those who are living with or affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias have the care and support they need. As a proud partner of the Arizona Alzheimer’s Task Force, AARP invites you to read the state plan and its calls to action.
The Arizona Alzheimer’s Task Force, in alignment with the State Plan on Aging, is intended to bring
together a wide range of public and private stakeholders throughout the State to address the growing
human and financial cost of dementia in Arizona.
Specifically, the Task Force is charged with:
1. Developing comprehensive statewide strategies to address the needs of persons with Alzheimer’s
disease and their care partners/caregivers, and collaboratively building legislative, regulatory and
programmatic elements to more cost effectively meet both individual and State of Arizona needs.
2. Planning ways to support research designed to reduce the future human and financial cost of
dementia in Arizona.
3. Helping Arizona plan for the anticipated future large scale need for state funded long-term care
Under the direction and guidance of a collaborative Planning Group, comprised of the Governor’s
Office on Aging, the Arizona Department of Economic Security Division of Aging and Adult Services
(DES/DAAS), the Arizona Alzheimer’s Consortium, and the Alzheimer’s Association Desert
Southwest Chapter (AA DSW), the Task Force is an overall planning body comprised of approximately 30 invited members from a list of
state agencies and community organizations developed by the Planning Group. The Task Force is
responsible for the overall development and implementation of the Arizona Alzheimer’s Plan, in
alignment with the State Plan on Aging.
We invite you to read the Arizona Alzheimer's State Plan a Frame Work for Action.
For more information on Aging and Disability go to AZ Links website.