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Zygouris, S., Gkioka, M., Moraitou, D., Teichmann, B., Tsiatsos, T., Papagianopoulos, S., & Tsolaki, M. (2020). Assessing the Attitudes of Greek Nurses Toward Computerized Dementia Screening. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD. Advance online publication.

Zygouris, S., Iliadou, P., Lazarou, E., Giakoumis, D., Votis, K., Alexiadis, A., Triantafyllidis, A., Segkouli, S., Tzovaras, D., Tsiatsos, T., Papagianopoulos, S., & Tsolaki, M. (2020). Detection of Mild Cognitive Impairment in an At-Risk Group of Older Adults: Can a Novel Self-Administered Serious Game-Based Screening Test Improve Diagnostic Accuracy?. Journal of Alzheimer's disease : JAD, 78(1), 405–412.

Gkioka, M., Schneider, J., Kruse, A., Tsolaki, M., Moraitou, D., & Teichmann, B. (2020). Evaluation and effectiveness of dementia staff training programs in general hospital settings – A narrative synthesis with Holton’s three-level model applied. Journal of Alzheimer`s Disease (JAD).

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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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Dear friends of the Network Aging Research,

we wish you all a very Happy New Year 2021



Intelligent Alliances. Robot Assistants for Better Quality of Life in Old Age

One of the great challenges of ageing societies is ensuring that older adults can enjoy a good quality of life as long as possible. For many older people, autonomous motor behaviour is a major aspect of such quality of life. However, compensatory aids that are able to help with impaired motor behaviour – sit-to-stand and walking in particular – are mostly “analogue” devices, many of them quite inflexible and unable to meet the highly heterogeneous needs of older users.

Contact I Prof. Dr. Hans-Werner Wahl



The NAR Director Prof. Dr. Hans-Werner Wahl has been selected as the recipient of the 2020 Richard Kalish Innovative Publication Article Award for his recent publication “A conceptual framework for studying COntext Dynamics in Aging (CODA)”. The Richard Kalish Innovative Publication Award recognizes insightful and innovative publications on aging and life course development in the behavioral and social sciences. The award ceremony will take place at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) in November 2020 in Philadelphia (USA).



Aging in Times of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Avoiding Ageism and Fostering Intergenerational Solidarity

The editorial of the upcoming issue of
The Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences“ is devoted to the ageism problem in times of COVID-19 pandemic.

Contact I Prof. Dr. Hans-Werner Wahl I Tel. +49 6221 54 8127 I E-Mail:



Our next NAR Seminar entitled "ECONOMIC ASPECTS OF AGING" is postponed to 2021!

  • Aging and Economy: What we know  and what we don´t
    Prof. Dr. h.c. Axel Börsch-Supan, Ph.D., München

  • Second Career or last chance? Start-ups with Life Experience
    Prof. Dr. Annette Franke, Ludwigsburg

  • Economic Decisions in Old Age: Better, Worse or Simply not Comparable to Previous Life?
    Prof. Dr. Christine Schwieren, Heidelberg

Contact I Taisiya Baysalova I Tel. +49 6221 54 8101



The "Zeitschrift für Gerontologie und Geriatrie" special edition: People with Dementia in Acute Care Hospital

For more than 16 years, the Robert Bosch Foundation’s funding has been aimed at providing most suitable approaches for dealing with dementia as well as supporting those affected and their relatives in living with dementia. In 2012, the Robert Bosch Foundation launched the program “People with Dementia in Acute Care Hospital” which aims to make the hospital stay of patients with dementia as a secondary diagnosis as relaxing as possible. The Graduate Program “People with Dementia in Acute Care Hospital” was established at the Network Aging Research of the Heidelberg University in 2016.

The research program is managed jointly by Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Andreas Kruse, Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Konrad Beyreuther, Prof. Dr. Jürgen Bauer and Dr. Birgit Teichmann. The goal of this program is to examine innovative approaches to patient care delivery for people with dementia in acute care hospitals. New findings obtained in interdisciplinary studies shall be used subsequently to enhance quality of life for people with dementia during and after their hospital stay.

The "Zeitschrift für Gerontologie und Geriatrie" special edition, which is funded by the Robert Bosch Foundation, provides an ideal platform for making both research findings and related translational research projects available to the public, including scientists and practitioners.

Issuing Editor I Birgit Teichmann, Jürgen M. Bauer, Konrad Beyreuther and Andreas Kruse
Contact I Dr. Birgit Teichmann I Tel. +49 6221 54 8124 I E-Mail:



The Cäcilia-Schwarz-Award for innovation in the Welfare of Older People

Jansen LehrThe German Association for Public and Private Welfare has awarded the Cäcilia Schwarz Promotion Award in the category of “Innovation in the Welfare of Older People” to Dr Carl-Philipp Jansen, research associate at the Network Aging Research. Dr Jansen has received this award in recognition of his dissertation, which tackles both the determination and modification of physical activity and movement behaviour of older people in the inpatient nursing care setting.

“I am very proud that our work has also been highly appreciated with regard to real-life practice. This way, it will be far more than just a research project,” said the NAR sports scientist in his acceptance speech. The award ceremony took place on June 19, 2019 in Berlin.

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Contact I Dr. Birgit Teichmann I Tel. +49 6221 54 8124


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