The PREVENTABLE study is one of the largest research studies in adults 75 years or older. The PREVENTABLE study looks at whether taking a commonly used heart medication could help prevent dementia.

Interested in enrolling? Learn if you qualify by calling 704-273-5456 or emailing

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View the study brochure.

About the Study  

By taking part in PREVENTABLE, you could help us learn whether taking a statin is helpful for older adults. Starting a statin even after age 75 may help lower the risk of dementia, but we don’t really know. Results from PREVENTABLE will help us understand.

You may be a good fit for the study if you:

  • Are 75 years or older

  • Are not taking a statin

  • Do not have heart disease (heart attack or stroke)

  • Do not have dementia

How do I participate?

Taking part in PREVENTABLE is easy. You can enroll in the study at the Duke Kannapolis research center or enroll at home by phone or video. The study drug is shipped directly to you, and we can follow you by phone calls, health records, or home visits, if needed.

You will not be charged for the study drug or any study-related procedures.


Compensation is provided for completed study activities.

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