Geriatric medicine is a rapidly evolving field that addresses diagnostic, therapeutic and care aspects of older adults. Some disabilities and disorders affecting cognition (e.g. dementia), motor function (e.g. stroke, Parkinson’s disease, neuropathies), mood (e.g. depression), behavior (e.g. delirium) and chronic pain disorders are particularly frequent in old subjects. As knowledge about these age-associated conditions and disabilities is steadily increasing, the integral implementation of neurogeriatric knowledge in geriatric medicine and specific neurogeriatric research is essential to develop the field. This article discusses how neurological know-how could be integrated in academic geriatric medicine to improve care of neurogeriatric patients, to foster neurogeriatric research and training concepts and to provide innovative care concepts for geriatric patients with predominant neurological conditions and disabilities.
|Translated title of the contribution||Neurogeriatrie – eine Vision für die verbesserte Versorgung und Forschung für geriatrische Patienten mit führend neurologischen Erkrankungen|
|Journal||Zeitschrift fur Gerontologie und Geriatrie|
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 01.07.2020|
Research Areas and Centers
- Research Area: Center for Population Medicine and Public Health (ZBV)