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Finance, Cognition, and Health in Elders Study (FINCHES)

The Finance, Cognition, and Health in Elders Study (FINCHES) aims to identify factors associated with financial exploitation and well-being among cognitively-intact older adults.

Participant Eligibility

  • Age 50 years or older
  • Fluent in English
  • No history of mental impairment
  • No major medical problems with brain or emotional functioning

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How long is the study?
FINCHES is a one-visit, approximately five-hour, non-medication research study.

What is involved in testing?

The study includes the following:

  1. Behavioral Data Collection: Pencil-paper and computerized measures examining thinking abilities, emotions, and health
  2. Neuroimaging Session: Brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan

Do I need to prepare anything prior to participating?

There are no materials or preparation required for participating in the study.

Is there compensation?

Money will be given for participation. Please contact HanResearchLab@gmail.com or call (626) 457-4213 for details.

​Where is the study located?

The study will take place at two locations. The behavioral data collection session will take place at the Keck School of Medicine Department of Family Medicine offices located at 1000 South Fremont Ave., Alhambra, CA 91803. The neuroimaging session will take place approximately 4.6 miles away at the USC Mark and Mary Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute located at 2025 Zonal Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90033. Transportation to and from the study sites can be provided; otherwise, validated parking is available.

Sign-up for FINCHES

If you are interested in participating in our Finance, Cognition, and Health in Elders Study (FINCHES), please complete this sign-up form. After submitting the form, you will be contacted by a member of our team to discuss eligibility. If you have any questions, please contact us at HanResearchLab@gmail.com or call (626) 457-4213.

​Contact Information

If you are interested in learning more about this study or have any questions, please email Dr. Duke Han’s research group at HanResearchLab@gmail.com or call (626) 457-4213. A member of our team will follow up with you.

Find out more aboutthe FINCHES Study.

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Special Thanks to Judith D. Tamkin

We are sincerely appreciative to Judith D. Tamkin for her gift to help establish the USC Center on Elder Mistreatment’s website. Her deep and personal commitment to eradicating elder abuse is helping to reshape our understanding of elder abuse and ultimately save innumerable older adults from abuse and neglect.