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Horst Bickel (Germany)


Horst Bickel is a psychologist and epidemiologist. After being active in epidemiological research at the University of Heidelberg and at the Central Institute for Mental  Health in Mannheim, he has been head of the Psychiatric Epidemiology section of the Department of Psychiatry at the Technical University of Munich, Klinikum rechts der Isar, since 1997.

The topics of his recent research projects include: effects of multimodal GP interventions against stroke and dementia; risk of dementia in the last year of life; dementia in the general hospital; association between education and cognitive decline in old age; suitability of short cognitive test procedures for use in different fields of medical care; long-term effects of delirium on cognitive decline and the onset of dementia; risk factors for dementia and gene-environment interactions in the development of dementing disorders; loss of autonomy in old age and determinants of loss. Dr. Bickel is a founding member of Deutsche Alzheimer Gesellschaft.



Last Updated: Thursday 16 March 2017