Senior Health

The 10 Best States for People with Alzheimer's Disease

8. Idaho

Idaho is an unusual state to consider moving to, but it has a dry and sunny climate. It has low living costs and has a capital city that is admired for its walkability.

The cost of assisted living in Idaho is about the same as the national average, but there are economic benefits to offset those costs. Idaho does not tax prescription drugs or Social Security payments, which is a significant benefit for the elderly.

The Idaho chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association offers support groups, education, and learning for professionals. Idaho participates in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s® which is dedicated to reclaiming the future for millions of people who suffer from Alzheimer’s.

Idaho also participates in the advocate program of You are asked to engage public officials and policymakers by urging their support for Alzheimer’s legislation and policy.