Centre for Elderly and Nursing Home Medicine (SEFAS)

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In 2012, SEFAS – the country's first Center for geriatric and nursing home medicine – was established by UiB, in collaboration with the GC Rieber Funds. The center's overall goal is to be a leader in research and teaching in nursing home medicine and in home-based treatment, as well as the implementation of research-based knowledge in the municipal health and care services. The center has local, national and international partners. Head of the center is Professor Bettina Husebø.

We are part of Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care at Faculty of Medicine, and we are frequently publishing the latest results from our research and commenting in different media. 

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Centre for Complex Conditions and Ageing (CC.AGE)

Novel technology and high quality care will improve lives for older persons living at home. The Trond Mohn Foundation and the University of Bergen supports SEFAS to create a new Centre for Complex Conditions and Ageing (CC.AGE).

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Bettina Husebø

Professor Bettina Husebø will investigate how technology can be used to predict death

With economic support from the European Research Council (ERC), professor Bettina Husebø at UiB will investigate how assistive technology can be used to recognize symptoms among people with dementia who are near the end of life.

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Can artificial darkness alleviate agitation in people with dementia?

Artificial intelligence and artificial darkness to alleviate behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia. The DARK.DEM trial.

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Measuring the advantages of an active life

The project “ActiveAgeing” will rely on smart technologies and interviews to find out how we can have a better and safer ageing. The project started with a first data collection in Winter 2021 and will begin the second one in Autumn 2022.

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Activities and symptom changes in persons with dementia - the DIPH.DEM-study

New study will improve the lives of people with dementia. Are you interested in participating in our research?