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Half of patients who enroll in the study receive a short memory test when they sign up, while the other half do not. Research Assistants track the ups and downs in the participant’s quality of life over the course of a year, and analyze medical records to get the best snapshot of participant health. The study team will then examine the trends displayed by these two groups to see if there is any significant difference.


As of February 2016, 3500 out of 4000 patients have been recruited. The protocol for the IU-CHOICE study has been published in the journal Trials.

We would like to congratulate Dr. Boustani and the IU-CHOICE team. As of October 2016, the IU CHOICE study has achieved patient enrollment goals.

Center for Aging Research
June 23, 2016
Study explores impact of early dementia screening of older adults on their family members
June 23, 2016 INDIANAPOLIS — A new grant to the Indiana University Center for Aging Research from the National Institute on Aging funds the first study to assess the potential benefits and harms to family members of early dementia screening of older adults. The Effects on Families of older adults Experiencing Cognitive Testing (EFECT) study […]
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