Senior Health

The 10 Best States for People with Alzheimer's Disease

10. Oregon

Oregon is an excellent mix of young families, high healthcare and quality of life. Oregon scored as the third best in the quality of healthcare in the Nation. The average cost of assisted living in Oregon is just under $50,000 per year, which makes it a bit pricey.

It is estimated that over 37,000 Oregonians have Alzheimer’s Disease. Oregon offers a six-week education program developed to aid caregivers in the care of loved ones suffering from Alzheimer’s. The class is geared toward participants leaning to taking care of themselves while attending to their loved ones.

There are also evidence-based programs like Savvy Caregivers to help those who need to take care of people with Alzheimer’s. These programs use trained professionals to help family caregivers develop skills to understand and make changes to the challenges brought on by Alzheimer’s.

When deciding on the best state for you and your loved one with Alzheimer’s to move to or stay in, research the facilities, healthcare, and cost of living.  You can make a life in any state if you find the best support groups and professional healthcare. The key to taking care of someone with Alzheimer’s is love and understanding. Being the caregiver of someone with Alzheimer’s is not easy, but it has its rewards.