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Interview vom 19.09.2019 zum 43. NAR-Seminar
"Herz und Sturz
durchgeführt von Nacera Belala

Prof. Dr. med. Clemens Becker

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NAR I 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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Conference in Berlin explores important issues related to Dementia in the Acute Hospital Care Setting

On 12-13 November, the Robert Bosch Stiftung organised a conference on the topic of dementia in hospitals. The first day of the conference was opened by Dr Bernadette Klapper from the Robert Bosch Stiftug and Prof. Konrad Beyreuther from the Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg. This was a scientific day which addressed a range of important issues such as the autonomy of people with dementia in health/existential border situations, epidemiological perspectives, architectural design, “elder speak”, training, advance care planning, mobility, the use of restraint and the registration and screening processes. This was followed by a practice-orientated day which explored issues such as the experience of people with dementia and their carers in hospital, the impact of spaces and processes on care, good
practices in relation to the care of people with dementia and delirium, new care concepts and the establishment of dementia-sensitive hospitals. The conference was well attended and there were lively debates between the speakers and the member of the audience. Dianne Gove from Alzheimer Europe attended this meeting.…/Tuesday-12-November-2019



Clinical Study shows that misfolded Amyloid beta proteins in the blood are an accurate risk marker for Alzheimer´s Disease

On 11 October, Dr Hannah Stocker and colleagues published a paper in the Alzheimer’s and Dementia journal, showing that the levels of misfolded amyloid beta (Aβ) protein in the blood can accurately predict a person’s risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease (AD). During the progression of AD, Aβ proteins undergo distinct structural changes: starting off as single, ordered proteins, they become clustered, misfolded aggregates. It is these misfolded aggregates that create amyloid plaques in the brain, kicking off the disease cascade. Recent work has shown that the amount of misfolded Aβ in the brain is correlated to misfolded Aβ in cerebrospinal fluid and blood plasma. However, studies have yet to assess the performance of Aβ misfolding as an early predictor of clinical AD, compared to more established predictors such asAPOE4status.…/Friday-11-October-2019-C…



Atlantic Senior Fellows Award 2019

One of this year's Atlantic Senior Fellows awards goes to the East Mediterranean brain health initiative research team (Embhi), including the neuropsychologist and scholarship holder of the graduate college "people with dementia in the acute hospital" Stelios Zygouris.

The Embhi project aims to build common infrastructure within research and dementia care to allow people with dementia from the underserved population groups in the countries of the Eastern Mediterranean to access to high-quality health services.

The Award of the £ 50.00 prize was awarded on July 15., 2019 in Oxford, UK.


Next NAR-Lecture I 20.02.2020 I 17.00-19.00 Uhr


will take place on Thursday, 20 February 2020.

  • Why We Eat What We Eat - A Psychological Perspective
     Prof. Dr. Britta Renner, Constance
  • The "right" weight in old age - tape measure contra laissez-faire
    Prof. Dr. Jürgen M. Bauer, Heidelberg
  • Living healthier and longer through the "right" food? - Possibilities of health prevention through nutrition
    Dr. Sabine Goisser, Heidelberg

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



Final Conference: Research Training Group "People with Dementia in the Acute Hospital"

The Research Training Group "People with Dementia in the Acute Hospital" funded by the Robert Bosch Foundation under the scientific direction of Andreas Kruse, Konrad Beyreuther, Jürgen M. Bauer and Birgit Teichmann has set itself the goal of researching innovative approaches to dealing with dementia in the acute hospital ,

Appointment I Monday, March 16, 2020, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Photo: Adobe Stock

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






Special issue "People with Dementia in the Acute Hospital"

For the past 16 years, the Robert Bosch Stiftung has been focusing its funding on one, to find the best possible way to deal with the disease dementia and those affected and support relatives in their "life with dementia". To hospitalizations for Patients with the secondary diagnosis to make dementia gentler, the Robert Bosch Foundation sponsored in 2012 the program "People with dementia in acute hospital"  at the Network Aging Research of the University of Heidelberg. The scientific direction lies with Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h.c. Andreas Kruse, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Konrad Beyreuther, PD Dr. Jürgen Bauer and Dr. med. Birgit Teichmann. The goal of the Research Training Group is the research of innovative approaches for dealing with dementia in the acute hospital. Due to the interdisciplinary cooperation in the Kolleg, new scientific and Findings to promote the quality of life of people with dementia during and be developed after the stay in the acute hospital. The supplement of the magazine for gerontology and geriatrics, funded by the Robert Bosch Foundation thus represents the
optimal platform to gain scientific knowledge and its to make translational projects accessible to the public, both from practitioners as well as scientists.

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:


Cäcilia-Schwarz-Award for innovation in old aid

Dr. Carl-Philipp Jansen, scientific employee of the network ageing research, receives the "Cäcilia-Schwarz-funding award of the German Association for public and private care e.v. for innovation in the old aid"

He was awarded for his master's degree, in which he had dealt with the recording and modification of movement behavior in the stationary elderly care.

"I am incredibly proud that our work receives a special appreciation 'out of practice' through this award. This makes it more than just research", says the clown sports scientist in his 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



Grow old and stay young

"at the age of 66, it's not over yet!" -that's how Udo Jürgens used to sing in the 1970´s. Today, the line could also be "at 77 years old..." because what used to be called "Greis" is now considered "Advanced Adult..." and who is 70 years old today, is health on the same Stood like 30 years ago a 60-Year-old. Even if the so-called chronic age is a lens-measured indicator, you can also see it relatively. The relationship between absolute and relative age plays an important role in an extensive long-term study that heidelberg scientists have been doing since the early 1990´s.

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



The "Do and Let" - strategy

FOCUS-Online I 09.06.2019
The ageing researcher and lunar director
Prof. Dr. Hans-Werner Wahl reveals the formula for a long life.

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



Advanced Scholar Award 2019