Idaho Alzheimer’s Planning Group (IAPG)
More than 35 states now have statewide plans in place or officially in the works to deal with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Idaho is not one of them. We need a plan to help assess and reduce the burden of this disease on our growing population of Alzheimer’s patients, their caregivers and our government. Do we have the right type and number of facilities and services in place? Are we making sure Idahoans have the best therapeutic and caregiving services available? Are we using taxpayer dollars effectively? A state plan will ensure this, and in the fall of 2010, a group of citizens formed the IAPG to bring such a plan about. The IAPG is comprised of educators, researchers, administrators, service providers and other advocates. It is a project of Boise State University’s Center for the Study of Aging, in conjunction with the Idaho Commission on Aging (ICOA). IAPG’s own steering committee includes numerous stakeholders, such as representatives from Idaho AARP and the national Alzheimer’s Association. Its members are committed to developing a comprehensive, realistic set of recommendations to meet this public health and financial challenge – a strategic plan that can be supported by our state legislators and our governor.
Our goal is to consolidate all of the resources in Idaho for families dealing with Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia into one simple website, to be accessed easily by everyone.
Prefer to use the phone? Idaho’s 2-1-1 Care-line is there to help – simply call 2-1-1 and the call center staff will assist you.
This website was designed as a part of the Idaho State-Wide Plan for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias in partnership with the Idaho Alzheimer’s Planning Group, Area Agencies on Aging, AARP, Alzheimer’s Association, Boise State University’s Center for the Study on Aging, and the tireless dedication of many volunteers throughout the state.
Phone: (208) 830-6775
To improve the spectrum of prevention, diagnosis, treatment and caregiver support services for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.
Governor’s 2-1-1 PSA
Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias will be identified as a public policy priority in Idaho. We will take a leadership role in educating legislators and the public about this growing health care issue and advocate for a statewide strategic plan to address it.