Alexander Friedrich Kurz, M. D., born 1950, is Professor of Psychiatry and Senior Scientist at Technical University Munich (TUM), School of Medicine, Munich, Germany.
Dr. Kurz has received his medical degree at Ludwig Maximilians Universität Munich and has been active in the field of geriatric psychiatry as a clinician, researcher and teacher since 1985. He directed the Centre for Cognitive Disoders at TUM from 1989 to 2015. His scientific interests include causes, risk and protective factors of neurodegenerative diseases; early identification and differential diagnosis of these disorders; design and evaluation of non-pharmacological interventions for people with dementia and their carers; diagnosis and management of uncommon dementias. In addition to his teaching and research activites, Dr. Kurz has acted as a principal investigator in numerous clinical drug trials.
After retiring from clinical work, Dr. Kurz has planned and coordinated European research and development projects including the JPND-funded „Research to Assess Policies and Strategies for Dementia in the Young“ (RHAPSODY), the initiative „Improving Dementia Care in the Danube Region“ (INDEED) supported by the INTERREG-Danube Transnational Programme and the Erasmus + project „Stepping Up Digital Competence in Dementia Education“ (STUDICODE).
Dr. Kurz has authored or co-authored more than 350 peer-reviewed scientific papers and book chapters. He has has served on the board of Alzheimer Europe and has been a member of the board of German Alzheimer Association since 1997.