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IDEA Study

IDEA Study

Aging with Pride: IDEA is recruiting adults aged 50 and older with memory loss or other dementia symptoms and their care partners. Either the person with memory loss and/or the care partner needs to be LGBTQ. The participant with memory loss and their care partner (a spouse, partner, friend, or others who assist them) will participate in a 9-session program. Trained coaches teach the pair a set of behavioral strategies including education, effective communication, and problem-solving techniques. Coaches also instruct them on individualized exercise programs (e.g., balance/flexibility/low-impact exercises). The care partner completes 5 telephone surveys over the course of one year. All study activities are completed in the participant's home or another location of their choice. This study accepts participants in Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles.
Website: ageidea.org

Participant Eligibility

-Participants in this study are a pair which includes the person with memory loss and person who helps them.
-Either the person with memory loss or the person who helps them must be LGBTQ
-Person with memory loss must be 50 years or older


Amy Cunningham
(888) 655-6646

Additional Study Details

Full Study Title
Aging with Pride: IDEA

Study ID: STUDY00003076
Start Date: 09/15/2017
End Date: 05/31/2022

Karen Fredricksen-Goldsen, PhD
Linda Teri, PhD

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Study Site(s)

University of Washington

4101 15th Ave NE
Seattle, Washington 98105


Use the link below to send a message to the study coordinator, or call the number above to speak directly with a study representative.

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