PREVENTABLE: For Older Adults - Clinical Trial

What is the Purpose of this Study?

We are doing this study to find out if taking the study drug (Atorvastatin) can help older adults live longer and healthier by preventing dementia, disability, or heart disease.

*The study drug is a statin usually used to help lower cholesterol levels

What is the Condition Being Studied?

Helping older adults to live longer.

Who Can Participate in the Study?

-Men and women aged 75 and older
-Not currently takin a statin
-Do not have heart disease
-Do not have dementia
-Are able to perform your everyday activities

Age Group
Adults

What is Involved?

If you choose to join this study, you will:
-Give a blood sample
-Complete memory tests
-Complete physical tests
-Be randomized (like flipping a coin) to Group 1 or Group 2
--Group 1 will take the study drug daily (Atorvastatin)
--Group 2 will take a placebo daily (harmless pill that does nothing)

*This study will last 5 years

Study Details

Full Title
PRagmatic EValuation of evENTs And Benefits of Lipid-lowering in oldEr adults (All Site sIRB)
Principal Investigator
Protocol Number
IRB: PRO00103930
NCT: NCT04262206
Phase
Phase IV
ClinicalTrials.gov
Enrollment Status
Open for Enrollment
Participate
Contact the Duke Recruitment Innovation Center
MyResearchPartners@duke.edu
or
919-681-5698