Join us in the fight to improve memory care
Have you or your loved ones noticed changes in your memory and thinking?
New IDEAS is a research study looking for better ways to diagnose and care for people with memory concerns by using medical brain imaging. It is nationwide research study for people who have memory concerns. The study is looking at a type of medical brain imaging called an amyloid PET scan.
New IDEAS is trying to find out if your PET scan results help guide your doctor in diagnosing and treating your memory condition. We want to see if this leads to better health for you.
You may be able to join the New IDEAS study if:
Your participation is completely voluntary. If you do not want to join, it will not change the healthcare you receive.
Medicare does not currently cover the cost of an amyloid PET scan as part of your regular medical care. If you join the study, your PET scan will be covered by Medicare as a medical benefit. You will only pay the deductible or co-pay required for the test under your plan.
Visits to your memory doctor will be billed to your insurance. You will pay your regular co-pay for these visits.
First, you will need to be referred by a memory doctor who is part of the New IDEAS Study. Your memory doctor will help you decide if the study may be right for you.
If you decide to join the study, you will:
If you participate in optional parts of the study, you will:
You are not required to do any of these optional tasks if you join the study.