Aging Research at the Institute of Medical Sociology and Rehabilitation Science
Aging research examines the phenomenon of ageing from a biological, psychological and social perspective.
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Research focus on aging research
The field of ageing research at the Institute of Medical Sociology and Rehabilitation Science deals mainly with age-related physical changes and pathological symptoms, such as pain and frailty. Medical treatment, nursing, therapeutic care and options for prevention are main areas of interest.
Chronic diseases, particularly dementia and multimorbidities, are a further focus of research.
The use of new technologies (tablets) in the care of the elderly and very old persons is also being tested. Last but not least, research is concerned with the occurrence and avoidance of long-term care dependency and with the situation of care-dependent persons and their relatives at home or in nursing homes.