Free Memory Loss Study (Compensation Involved)

Aging with Pride: IDEA (Innovations in Dementia Empowerment and Action) is a free University of Washington School of Social Work program for LGB people with memory loss and their caregivers.

The LGB community has been underserved when addressing caregiving and dementia. This study seeks to determine if a program developed by leading experts in Alzheimer’s disease is effective in helping people in the community who are either experiencing memory loss or caregiving for someone with memory loss.

The program includes nine sessions with a trained coach, and focuses on problem solving, skill building, and low-impact exercise. If you are interested in participating, call 1-888-655-6646, email ageIDEA@uw.edu, or visit age-pride.org/ to complete the initial screening. (If you do it on the website, the staff will contact you after it is completed to provide more information about the study.) Either the person with memory loss or the care partner must be LGB.

The program is completely online using the easy, confidential video chatting platform Doxy.me (similar to Zoom). You will follow a link that you receive via email. You do not have to download or purchase any software. Participants are paid $125 for completing five phone interviews. Past participants have praised and recommended Aging with Pride: IDEA. It is currently available throughout the US.