Innovations in Dementia Empowerment and Action: IDEA

LGBTQ adults with memory loss and other cognitive challenges face barriers to accessing healthcare, as well as a lack of culturally competent care.

What is this study about?

This study will explore whether a program developed by dementia experts is effective in helping people in the LGBTQ community who are experiencing memory loss or caring for someone with memory loss.

What is involved?

Participants and their care partners have nine coaching sessions over six weeks.  Trained coaches provide the sessions virtually using video chatting.  Care partners complete five telephone assessments and are compensated for each.

Who can participate?

Individuals with memory loss who are at least 50 years of age, and have a study partner, such as a spouse, partner, adult child who provide them with assistance.

At least one of the individuals must be LGBTQ.

Participants must live in the U.S., but do not need to reside together.

Study Sponsor 

National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health

For more information: 

Phone: 1-888-655-6646