Neurogeriatrics—a vision for improved care and research for geriatric patients with predominating neurological disabilities

Andreas H. Jacobs, Kirsten Emmert, Ralf Baron, Thorsten Bartsch, Juergen Bauer, Clemens Becker, Daniela Berg, Philipp Bergmann, Kai Boetzel, Cornelius Bollheimer, Guenther Deuschl, Marija Djukic, Michael Drey, Herbert Durwen, Georg Ebersbach, Morad Elshehabi, Johanna Geritz, Christoph Gisinger, Thomas Guennewig, Bjoern HauptmannHans Juergen Heppner, Markus A. Hobert, Werner Hofmann, Philipp Huellemann, Klaus Jahn, Jochen Klucken, Roland Kurth, Reinhard Lindner, Paul Lingor, Albert Lukas, Sara Maetzold, Thomas Mokrusch, Brit Mollenhauer, Roland Nau, Annika Plate, Maria Cristina Polidori, Tino Prell, Peter Schellinger, Dominik Spira, Ulrich Stephani, Simone Studt, Claudia Trenkwalder, Heinz L. Unger, Peter Urban, Christine A.F. von Arnim, Tobias Warnecke, Michael Weiss, Andreas Wiedemann, Rainer Wirth, Karsten Witt, Richard Dodel, Walter Maetzler*

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)340-346
Number of pages7
JournalZeitschrift fur Gerontologie und Geriatrie
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • Centers for Aging Medicine
  • Cognitive decline
  • Interdisciplinarity
  • Movement disorder
  • Multidisciplinary team
  • Neurogeriatric assessment
  • Neurology


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