Idaho Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD) Alliance

ADRD Alliance is a statewide collaboration of Idahoans, individuals, caregivers, public officials, and community agencies throughout Idaho who work on or are affected by Alzheimer's Disease and related dementias.

Priorities

Develop a revised state action plan. The state action plan and work of the Alliance will determine the direction of focus as Idaho expands awareness of ADRD across the lifespan and to embrace family caregivers, including education on brain health, benefits of early detection, ADRD education, supports and services, and risk reduction.

Vision

We, in Idaho, recognize the importance of brain health and wellness for all ages, and unite to provide an unrivaled level of coordinated support and care for individuals and families facing the challenges of Alzheimer's and related dementias.

ADRD Alliance Documents

ADRD in Idaho
27,000
Idahoans have received a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease
Steering Committee members
  • Tiffany Robb, ADRD Program Manager, Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (Alliance Chair)
  • Judy Taylor, Idaho Commission on Aging
  • Lynn Fyanes, Idaho Commission on Aging
  • Francoise Cleveland, AARP Idaho
  • Lisa Anderson, Alzheimer’s Association Greater Idaho Chapter
  • Susan Melchiore, Geriatrician, On Site for Seniors
  • Sarah Toevs, Boise State’s Center for the Study of Aging
  • Marilyn Sword, Idaho Caregiver Alliance and the Family Caregiver Navigator Program
  • Rebecca Lee, Idaho State Veterans Home Lewiston
  • Angie Bailey, Chronic Disease Section Manager, Idaho Department of Health and Welfare
Alliance meetings

ADRD Alliance Meetings are held virtually via WebEx the first Wednesday of the month from 1:30-4:30 pm MST/MDT.

View ADRD Alliance meeting agendas, attachments, and minutes

To be notified of future alliance meetings and communications, please provide your contact information in this Form.

Healthy Brain Resource Center

The Healthy Brain Resource Center is a valuable, easy-to-navigate website for ADRD Alliance members to find credible resources from organizations and agencies across both the public and private sectors. 

About ADRD Alliance

Announcements
  • Early Stage-Education Focused Support Group for Persons in the Early Stage and Care Partners. Presented by: Alzheimer’s Association Greater Idaho. 10 Week Session on Mondays commencing in October from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Support Group Flyer
  • Month of September - Online Educational Webinars from the Alzheimer's Association
  • Month of September - Alzheimer's Association Support Groups
  • The BOLD Public Health Center of Excellence is hosting a free virtual symposium, Public Health Action to Advance Early Detection of Dementia, from October 25 to October 27. This three-part program will have interactive workshops where participants can share dementia detection goals and efforts with peers to identify areas for collaboration and improvement. Register here
  • Online Powerful Tools for Caregivers 6-week Class - Registration is now open for this six-week session of Powerful Tools for Caregivers. The classes will be from October 10th through November 14th, 7 -8:30 p.m. MT. 
  • Registration is now open for the Cognition in Primary Care course. This is a free three-part series and CMEs are available for a $25 fee. 
  • Live Webinar Supporting the LGBTQIA+ Community in Dementia Care, October 18th, 10 am CT. Free. Register here
  • Live Webinar Creating Meaningful and Achievable Goals for Your Loved One. November 15th, 10 am CT. Free. Register here
Timeline
  • 2022, June, Idaho ADRD staff participated in a national panel discussion at the Public Health Opportunities and Challenges of Dementia Caregiving conference.
  • 2022, June, the formation of the ADRD Alliance Strategic Planning Subcommittee.
  • 2022, June, the launch of the ADRD social media campaign for Brain Health Month.
  • 2022, May-June, the launch of the Idaho ADRD awareness and education media campaign.
  • 2022, May, completed the Idaho ADRD Landscape Analysis and the Needs-Based Assessment Report.
  • 2022, March, the formation of the ADRD Marketing Workgroup.
  • 2021, November, the launch meeting for the statewide ADRD Alliance.
  • 2021, August, the formation of the ADRD Steering Committee.
  • 2021, July, the ADRD Program’s Health Program Manager was hired.
  • 2021, July, Idaho was notified of being awarded 2 years of CDC BOLD funding, effective September 30, 2021.
  • 2021, Governor Little and the Idaho Legislators approved state funding to a new ADRD Public Health Program, to go into effect July 2021.
  • 2020, Office of Performance and Evaluation produced and delivered the State Response to Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias Report.
  • 2013, the Idaho Alzheimer’s Planning Group developed and delivered the 2013 State Plan for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias.
Contact Us

To get involved in the ADRD Alliance, please contact the ADRD Program team.

Email: ADRD@dhw.idaho.gov

Phone: 208-334-5928