The Dementia Research Section is located in the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy and the Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research. There is close cooperation in terms of personnel and content with the Memory Clinic of the Geriatric Center at the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy. In the section for dementia research, patients with different degrees of severity of memory disorders are examined and treated multimodally.
An important research goal is the development of innovative diagnostic tools for the early detection of cognitive disorders such as tablet-based tests, blood tests, olfactory testing, color vision testing, gait testing and high-field MRI. A current project is studying the gut microbiome in Alzheimer's patients and healthy controls. In addition, various clinical and pharmacological studies are being conducted, such as the DIAN study, the DELCODE study, the AlzBiom study, etc.