Our ambition was to initiate an interdisciplinary research group focusing on aspects of acute illness in older persons, including delirium pathophysiology, functional and cognitive decline, adverse drug events, outcome, prediction and prognostification, organisation of transitional cure and care, and quality of care. Next years we will establish (more) international collaboration in research on these topics.
Our research seeks to combine fundamental studies with observational studies and clinical trials in older patients:
- Pathophysiology of delirium and the role of delirium in functional and cognitive outcome of acute illness (AMC Delirium Study);
- Early identification of seniors at risk for decline;
- Transition of care.