Graduate Program "Dementia"




Charlotte BerendonkCharlotte Berendonk (Gerontology)

Life story work in residential long term care of persons with dementia Care staffs‘ subjective theories

Fellows: Prof. Dr. Andreas KruseProf. Dr. Hartmut Remmers





Esther BerkemerEsther Berkemer (Palliative Care)

Palliative care and dementia – Implications for person-centered care in nursing homes

Fellows: Prof. Dr. Hartmut Remmers, Prof. Dr. Andreas Kruse





Florian BoedeckerFlorian Bödecker (Educational Science)

Couple conflicts in dementia

Fellows: Prof. Dr. Rudolf Tippelt, Prof. Dr. Andreas Kruse





Matthias HobenMatthias Hoben (Nursing Science)

Measuring organizational context and research use in German nursing homes Translation, adaptation and psychometric testing of the Alberta Context Tool (ACT) and the Research Use (RU) Measure

Fellows: Prof. Dr. Johann Behrens, Prof. Dr. Andreas Kruse





Katrin JekelKatrin Jekel (Gerontopsychiatry)

Direct assessment of instrumental activities of daily living in patients with mild cognitive impairment

Fellows: Prof. Dr. Lutz Frölich, Prof. Dr. Hans-Werner Wahl





Nele Christin LemkeNele Christin Lemke (Sports Science)

Validation of a dual-task measurement method for patients with mild to moderate dementia

Fellows: PD Dr. Klaus Hauer, Prof. Dr. Peter Oster






Philipp NovotnyPhilipp Novotny (Assistance Systems)

Natural and artificial light as a support for advanced dementia

Fellows: Prof. Dr. Ernst Pöppel; Dr. Herbert Plischke





Carsten RuppCarsten Rupp (Biologie)

The pathophysiological function of APP in Alzheimer’s Disease

Fellows: Prof. Dr. Stefan Kins





Laura I. SchmidtLaura I. Schmidt (Psychology)

Performance on everyday technology tasks in old age Examining the effects of cognitive impairment, interface complexity and technology experience

Fellows: Prof. Dr. Hans-Werner Wahl, Prof. Dr. Ernst Pöppel, Dr. Herbert Plischke




Stephanie SchmidtStephanie Schmidt (Ethics)

Autonomy and dementia – What promotes or disturb autonomy / self-determination of dementia sufferers in nursing home

Fellows: Prof. Dr. Klaus Tanner, Prof. Dr. Andreas Kruse




Gabrielle SieberGabrielle Sieber (Geriatrics)

The nutritional situation of people with dementia in the home environment

Fellows: Prof. Dr. Dorothee VolkertProf. Dr. Hartmut Remmers





Gesina StaerzGesina Stärz (Ethics)

Ethics and dementia – Ethic implications for the solution of social challenges

Fellows: PD Dr. Stephan SellmaierProf. Dr. Andreas Kruse





Stefan Wesselmann

Stefan Wesselmann (History of Medicine)

Old age and dementia in the discourse of the mid-18th century Johann August Unzer and his environment

Fellows: Prof. Dr. Andreas Kruse, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang U. Eckart



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Fellows I Scientific Directors


Kruse Andreas

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Andreas Kruse
Institute of Gerontology, Heidelberg University

Bergheimer Straße 20
D-69115 Heidelberg

Phone: +49 (0)6221 54 81 81



Konrad BeyreutherProf. Dr. Dr. h.c. Konrad Beyreuther
Netzwork Aging Research, Heidelberg University

Bergheimer Straße 20
D-69115 Heidelberg

Phone: +49 (0)6221 54 68 45  



Further Fellows


Johann Behrens

Prof. Dr. Johann Behrens
(Nursing Science)
Institut für Gesundheits- und Pflegewissenschaft, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg

Magdeburger Straße 8
D-06112 Halle (Saale)

Phone: +49 (0)345 557 4450



Wolfgang U. Eckart

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang U. Eckart
(Medical History)
Institut für Geschichte und Ethik der Medizin, Heidelberg University

Im Neuenheimer Feld 327
D-69120 Heidelberg

Phone:  +49 (0)6221 54 82 12



Lutz FroelichProf. Dr. Lutz Frölich
Abteilung Gerontopsychiatrie, Zentralinstitut für Seelische Gesundheit

D-68159 Mannheim

Phone: +49 (0)621 1703 3001


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Hauer Klausapl. Prof Dr. Klaus Hauer
(Sports Science)
Bethanien-Krankenhaus, Geriatrisches Zentrum, Heidelberg

Rohrbacherstr. 149
D-69126 Heidelberg

Phone: +49 (0)6221 319 15 32



Stefan Kins

Prof. Dr. Stefan Kins
Abt. Humanbiologie und Humangenetik, FB Biologie, TU Kaiserslautern

Erwin-Schrödinger-Straße 13
D-67663 Kaiserslautern

Phone: +49 (0)631 205 21 06



Peter Oster

Prof. Dr. Peter Oster
ehem. Ärztlicher Direktor Bethanien-Krankenhaus, Geriatrisches Zentrum, Heidelberg

Bergheimer Straße 20
D-69115 Heidelberg

Phone: +49 (0)6221 54 81 01



Herbert Plischke

Dr. Herbert Plischke
(Assistance Systems)
Generation Research Program (GRP), Humanwiss. Zentrum, LMU München

Prof.-Max-Lange-Platz 11
D-83646 Bad Tölz

Phone: +49 (0)8041 799 29 28


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Poeppel Ernst

Prof. Dr. Ernst Pöppel
(Assistance Systems)
Generation Research Program (GRP), Humanwiss. Zentrum, LMU München

Prof.-Max-Lange-Platz 11
D-83646 Bad Tölz

Phone: +49 (0)8041 799 29 0



Hartmut RemmersProf. Dr. Hartmut Remmers
(Palliative Care)
Fachbereich Humanwissenschaften/Pflegewissenschaft, Universität Osnabrück

Albrechtstraße 28
D-49069 Osnabrück

Phone: +49 (0)541 969 2474



Cornel Sieber

Prof. Dr. med. Cornel Sieber
Institut für Biomedizin des Alterns, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

Heimerichstraße 58
D-90419 Nürnberg

Phone: +49 (0)911 300 05 0



Klaus Tanner

Prof. Dr. Klaus Tanner
Wissenschaftlich-Theologisches Seminar, Heidelberg University

Kieselgasse 1
D-69117 Heidelberg

Phone: +49 (0)6221 54 32 92



Rudolf Tippelt

Prof. Dr. Rudolf Tippelt
(Educational Science)
Lehrstuhl für Allgemeine Pädagogik und Bildungsforschung, LMU München

Leopoldstraße 13
D-80802 München

Phone: +49 (0)89 2180 51 40



 Volkert DorotheeProf. Dr. Dorothee Volkert
(Nutrition Science)
Theo und Friedl Schöller-Stiftungsprofessur für Klinische Ernährung im AlterInstitut für Biomedizin des Alterns, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

Heimerichstraße 58
D-90419 Nürnberg

Phone: +49 (0)911 300 05 0


Hans-Werner WahlProf. Dr. Hans-Werner Wahl
Department of Psychological Ageing Research, Heidelberg University

Bergheimer Staße 20
D-69115 Heidelberg

Phone: +49 (0)6221 54 81 10



The organisation of the modules are a major component because it is understood to be part of the development of teaching skills in the field of dementia. For each discipline there is a basis- and advanced module planned. The basis modules will take place in meetings of 2 days each and in which basis modules of at least 2 disciplines are taught. Thereby these days are timely planned as followed:

Day 0: Arrival of the external scholarship holders
Day 1: Introduction and discussion of basis modules
Day 2: Continuation of the introduction and discussion of basis modules; after 15:00 homeward journey for the external scholarship holders.

The basis modules are compiled by the scholarship holders with continuous support of the supervising university lecturer. The introduction of the basis modules are performed by the scholarship holders (with support of the university lecturer). At the discussion, special attention should be paid to the connection of the entire curriculum.

With the basis modules, the main emphasis lies in the presentation of dementia through the perspective of the particular reference discipline. With the advanced modules, main emphasis should be on the consolidation of the disciplinary view as well as the perspectives of the interdisciplinary discourse. What possibilities of interdisciplinarity in teaching, research and practice are recognizable?

At the discussion, mainly in the advanced modules (as well as in other topics), the invitation of representatives of “superior” practise should be considered thus to the task of the research consortium- to promote, to fulfil the translation from theory to practice.



  • 11./12.05.2010    Biology/ Gerontopsychiatry (Kins, Fröhlich/ Schröder)
  • 15./16.06.2010    Geriatrics/ Nutrition/ Sports Science (Sieber/ Hauer)
  • 27./28.07.2010    Nursing Science/ Palliative Care (Remmers/ Behrens/ Kruse)
  • 04./05.10.2010    Curriculum Development
  • 02./03.11.2010    Gerontology/ Psychology (Kruse/Wahl)
  • 17./18.01.2011    Ethics/Philosophy (Tanner/Sellmaier)
  • 21./22.02.2011    Bildungswissenschaft/Assistenzsysteme (Tippelt/Plischke/Pöppel)
  • N.N.                       Ethnology/Literaturwissenschaft (Hornbacher/Brosius/Sax/Kiesel)



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