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LIVE@Home.Path - a new, innovative and multi-disciplinary study, focusing on home-dwelling persons with dementia.
Our highlights from research, international collaboration and dissemination.
SEFAS' PhD student at a six months exchange as Postgraduate Fellow at Yale School of Medicine, Geriatrics.
Erika Ito is a third year medical student at Tohoku University in Sendai in Japan and as part of her study she is four months in Bergen to do research.
SEFAS' collaboration partner, Smart Aging Research Centre, is doing several studies to test the effect of brain training to improve the cognitive ability for persons with dementia and other groups for elderly people.
- We train our doctors to ask the patient what matters to them
SEFAS has started our new RCN-financed Project LIVE@Home.Path aimed at improving the quality of time spend at home for persons with dementia.
The Minister wanted our views on how to improve palliative care for the elderly and people with dementia.
Japan´s elderly people constitute a growing proportion of the population. Norway will face this same situation within 20 years. As Japan is solving the challenge by increasing the use of robots, Norway is tending to focus on conversation and personal contact, says Professor Bettina S. Husebø at SEFAS.
Japan has experienced a boom in the aging population during the last years. Centre for Elderly Care and Nursing Home Medicine (SEFAS) invited Japanese collaborators to learn how to cope with the near future.
Norways' Elderly-BOTT can learn from network infrastructures in the Netherlands and UK.
Read about our research, education and dissemination.
Forskere ved Det medisinske fakultet og Det psykologiske fakultet  har vært i Japan for å utvide og intensivere UiBs satsing på asiatisk forskningssamarbeid.
- And, in fact, as a population we are increasingly becoming older!
COSMOS provides new opportunities to improve nursing home patients' quality of life.
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Almost 50 % of nursing home patients in Norway die with moderate to severe pain. Reidun Sandviks PhD-study takes a closer look at end of life care in nursing homes.
For people with dementia it is common to experience neuropsychiatric symptoms, such as delusions, hallucinations and agitation. This study aims to investigate the relationship between pain and psychosis and agitation.

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