Completed Projects of the Junior Research Group Schwenk
Robert-Bosch Foundation, Research Training Group Dementia
Lifestyle-integrated Functional Exercise program for patients suffering from dementia in acute care.
Increasing numbers of cognitively impaired older people are admitted for inpatient hospital treatment. Therefore, new approaches are needed to prevent a loss of mobility during hospital stays and to improve the outcomes of this vulnerable patient group. The lifestyle integrated functional exercise (LiFE) concept uses activities of daily living (ADL) situations as opportunities to improve balance and strength. A pilot study was performed to test the feasibility and acceptability of the LiFE exercises in a geriatric rehabilitation setting.
Nacera Belala, NAR, Heidelberg University
Prof. Dr. Clemens Becker, Robert Bosch Hospital Stuttgart
Dr. Michael Schwenk, NAR, Heidelberg University
Prof. Dr. Lindy Clemson, University Sydney, Australia