BEAD Optimizing the Aging Brain?

Optimizing the Aging Brain? Situating Ethical Aspects in Dementia Prevention

Our interdisciplinary research team consists of medical philosophers, (bio-)ethicists, sociologists, and anthropologists from Germany, Canada, and Switzerland. Further, the research team is counseled by an international advisory board

Research team

Silke Schicktanz
Principal investigator & project coordination
Annette Leibing
Principal investigator & lead of Canadian sub-project
Alessandro Blasimme
Principal investigator & lead of Swiss sub-project
Shingo Segawa
Scientific researcher & project coordination
Niklas Petersen
Scientific researcher & PhD candidate
Cynthia Lazzaroni
Research assistant
Mattia Andreoletti
Research assistant
Jana Wegehöft
Research assistant

International advisory board

José A. Morais: Geriatric medicine, McGill University, CA & Co-director of the Quebec Network for Research on Aging

Melissa Park: Occupational health, McGill University, CA

Robert P. Friedland: Department of Neurology, School of Medicine, University of Louisville, USA

CREGéS (Centre de recherche et d’expertise en gérontologie sociale), Montreal, CA

Bettina Papenburg: Media-Cultural Studies, University of Freiburg, GER

The Kuratorium Deutsche Altershilfe (German Society of the Aged) and the German Network of regional offices in ageing, care and dementia

Marco Canevelli: Neurologist, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy

Christoph Nabholz: Swiss Re institute – Life & Behavior division