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"Es gibt die Ernährungspyramide als Orientierung für eine ausgewogene und gesunde Ernährung...."




Prof. Dr. Jürgen Bauer
Professur für Geriatrie der Universität Heidelberg, Agaplesion Bethanien Krankenhaus Heidelberg

 
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The Network Aging Research

Aging as a consequence of the normal aging process is open to interventions. Age not. Since aging affects the human being in its entirety, we have founded the Network Aging Research (NAR), in order to research the different aspects of aging on an interdisciplinary concept.

 

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Doctoral Research Scholarship in Psychology and/or Neuroscience

A PhD scholarship is available for a doctoral student to conduct research on the effect of bilingualism on the age of the onset of dementia in the NAR Kolleg at the Network Aging Research, Heidelberg University.

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08 March 2017

Potentially Inappropriate Medication Linked to Increased Mortality in Older Adults

JAMDA 01 March 2017

Potentially inappropriate medication (PIM) are drugs that pose unnecessarily high risk for older persons, as they are associated with an increased mortality of their users. This is the conclusion of a systematic review conducted by the junior research group led by Prof. Dr. Ben Schöttker. According to Clarissa Muhlack, the first author of the review and research associate at the NAR, the mortality of the study participants with PIM was 1.6 times higher than the mortality of those who did not take these medications. This association, however, has not yet been detected, as many studies contrarily did not show any influence of PIM on the mortality rate of older people. Yet, on a basis of a thorough analysis, the NAR researchers have succeeded to detect bias in these studies. “Our results underline once more that PIM should be avoided in older adults,” Clarissa Muhlack said.

Written by: Clarissa Muhlack Junior Researcher at Network Aging Research

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23 February 2017

Mild cognitive impairment (MCI), a condition that often predates Alzheimer’s disease (AD), can be remotely detected through a self-administered virtual reality brain training game

JAD 20 February 2017

Thessaloniki, Greece, February 20, 2017 – Greek researchers demonstrated the potential of a self-administered virtual supermarket cognitive training game for remotely detecting mild cognitive impairment (MCI), without the need for an examiner,  among a sample of older adults. MCI patients suffer from cognitive problems and often encounter difficulties in performing complex activities such as financial planning. They are at a high risk for progressing to dementia however early detection of MCI and suitable interventions can stabilize the patients’ condition and prevent further decline.

Contact: Stelios Zygouris Research Psychologist, PhD candidate, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki/ Network Aging Research

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