Geriatrics Research

The mission of the Geriatric Research (GR) lies in the promotion of successful aging for the elderly in Taiwan through a wide spectrum of gerontological research. GR aims to:

 Integrate all geriatric/gerontological resources and research results for continual improvement of quality of life for the elderly;
 Design prospective cohort studies for dementia and high risk population, developing tools for assessing early-onset dementia, and evaluating the psychosocial intervention models;
 Maintain the ongoing Health Aging Longitudinal Study in Taiwan (HALST) as an important resource for policy and translational research;
 Design and conduct a series of research exploring the issue of aging from multidisciplinary aspects, including: molecular, genetic, cellular, clinical, epidemiological, and social-economic studies; clinical trials for evaluating the strategies for preventing disability in aging population;
 Research on frailty, sarcopenia, and disability in older population;
 Create risk prediction models for disability in aging population;
 Strategize on diversified and personalized models of care for people with dementia and their families;

Research on 10-Year Long-term Care Services Program 2.0, which includes, but not limited to the following themes:

  • Analyze the needs and resources for manpower in long-term care systems
  • Apply Information Communication Technology (ICT) and Internet of Things (IoT) technology to long-term care services
  • Develop an integrated care model which seamlessly connects the acute care, post-acute care (PAC) and long term care systems in Taiwan
  • Strategize for long-term care financing schemes;
  • Establish a national research institute on healthy aging and welfare