Health and Welfare Services
Models of medical services for the older population; support for
informal caregivers; socio-demographic and ethnic differences in geriatric
rehabilitation; palliative care services; health and welfare services for
various age groups among the older population; intervention programs for
promoting health, function, and wellbeing among older people.
Physical and Cognitive Capabilities
Objective tools for assessment of activity, cognitive and
executive functions; motor and mental function; mobility, postural control and
falls; safety and driving capabilities; balance control mechanisms;
physiological changes associated with falls.
Frailty and Disease
Hypertension; osteoporosis; arteriosclerosis and cardiovascular
diseases; respiratory infections; Alzheimer’s dementia; Parkinson’s; Hodgkin’s
lymphoma; the aging process of persons with intellectual disabilities.
Dietary habits of different ethnic groups among older populations
in the Negev area; risk factors for nutritional deterioration; effects of
nutritional status on cost and outcomes of hospitalization.
Physiology and Biology
Physiology of the aging
brain; macular degeneration; locomotor system; hormone receptors; bone and
calcium metabolism; status of vitamin D and the calcium regulatory system in
the elderly; the effects of vitamin D on cognition in the elderly; signal
transduction in lymphocytes; the cytokine network; regulation of body
temperature; immunity in aging;
oxidative stress; regulation of body temperature and response to thermal
stress; cellular senescence; wound healing and fibrosis; genetics and
epigenetics of aging, longevity and age-related diseases; systems biology of
aging; construction of aging/longevity-related databases; experimental models
for life-span extension.
Evaluation of policies and services for the aged.
Sociology of Health and Psychology
Mental health; The will
to live; coping with death and dying; end-of-life care related preferences and
practices; quality of life, wellbeing and successful aging; coping
with physical, cognitive and social losses; effects of immigration at old age;
cross-generation relations; cultural and ethnic differences in quality of life
and use of services; effects of being a holocaust survivor on health, quality
of life, needs, and use of services; burden of care on formal and informal