PREVENTABLE is a pragmatic evaluation of events and benefits of lipid-lowering in older adults. This is one of the largest research studies for older adults taking place at 100 locations across the country. The William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans’ Hospital is one of the PREVENTABLE sites looking to partner with people 75 years or older to learn if taking a statin could help older adults live well for longer by preventing dementia, disability, or heart disease. A statin is a commonly used drug to lower cholesterol. 

Download the PREVENTABLE study flyer

You will be paid $75 for the first in-person visit. A small group of participants will be asked to return for a visit 3 months after the initial visit and will be paid another $50. All annual follow-up visits will be paid in the amount of $50.

Participation Eligibility

You may be a good fit for PREVENTABLE if you:

  • Are 75 years or older
  • Are not currently taking a statin
  • Do not have heart disease
  • Do not have dementia or other memory disorder
  • Do not have a significant disability that limits basic everyday activities

Get Involved

If you are interested in learning more about PREVENTABLE, please contact our study coordinator with the contact information below.

Study Coordinator

Principal Investigator

Headshot of Cynthia Carlsson, MD, MS
Louis A. Holland, Sr., Professor in Alzheimer’s Disease
Department of Medicine
Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology