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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 and friends of the network ageing research,

We would like to draw your attention to the 4. th meeting of the Federal Initiative Fall Prevention (BIS), which will take place on 13. and 14. November 2020 at the Institute for Sport and Sports Science of the University of Heidelberg. Despite the current COVID-19 pandemic, we plan to conduct the Congress regularly.

All information about the conference and the submission of contributions can be found at:

We kindly ask you to forward the announcement of the 4. th meeting of the Federal Initiative Fall Prevention to interested colleagues.

Contact I Dr. Michael Schwenk I Tel. +49 6221 54 8248 I E-Mail:

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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 Supplement: 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 Supplement, 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.

Photo credits: Holger Groß

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


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