Iowa's Road to Age-Friendly Care


Iowa's national rank of percentage of adults over 85


Increase of geriatricians needed to meet the needs of Iowa's Alzheimer's population in 2050


The year older Iowans will outnumber youth — for the first time in history


Older Iowans who want to "age in place"

Programs at a Glance

Dementia Friendly Iowa Logo

Dementia Friendly Communities

The Dementia Friendly movement strives to educate and engage all members of the community to support persons living with dementia and their care partners to comfortably participate in desired activities.

Diagram shows the importance of the 4Ms. Mobility, Medication, Mentation, and What Matters Most

Age Friendly Care

Being an Age-Friendly Health System means providing safe, high-quality care to all older adults using an evidence-based framework, known as the “4Ms”: What Matters, Medication, Mentation (Mind), and Mobility.