Decisions Around Dementia and Surgery (DecADES)

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    NIH-NIA and Alzheimer's Association
Updated on 15 November 2022
Rachel Adler
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cognitive impairment
alzheimer's disease
mild cognitive impairment
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Accepts healthy volunteers


We are conducting a research study to better understand the experiences of persons living with dementia or memory problems and their care companions when making decisions about surgery. We seek patients and/or care companions of persons with dementia who have either: 1) had a surgery within the past year or 2) were offered surgery and chose not to have surgery.


The study consists of: 1. A brief online survey (5-10 minutes) 2. One interview via telephone or video conference (45-50 minutes) Persons living with dementia and/or their care companions may participate in interviews, separately or together. Participants will receive a $25 gift card for each interview completed.

Condition Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia, Vascular Dementia, Frontotemporal Dementia, Mild Cognitive Impairment, Caregiver
Clinical Study IdentifierTX307585
SponsorNIH-NIA and Alzheimer's Association
Last Modified on15 November 2022


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Inclusion Criteria

Person with Alzheimer's disease, dementia, or mild cognitive impairment
Caregiver of person with Alzheimer's disease, dementia, or mild cognitive impairment
The person with Alzheimer's or dementia has faced the possibility of surgery within the past year or is currently facing the possibility of surgery

Exclusion Criteria

Has not faced or is not facing the possibility of surgery
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