Faculty of Health Sciences. Department of Medicine
Edificio Universitario de Oza, Campus de Oza, E-15006, A Coruña, Galicia, NW Spain
Telephone: (+34) 981 167 000 x 5865 Fax: (+34) 981 167 120
The Gerontology Research Group at the University of A Coruña was created in 1992. The Group is focused on aging and all the aspects affecting it with the objective of obtaining more in-depth knowledge in this field. From a multidisciplinary perspective, the group brings together a team of professional experts of different areas including medicine, psychology, sociology, engineering, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, speech therapy, nursing and social work among others. All of them are specialized in clinic and/or social gerontology and work hand-in-hand to improve the quality of life of elderly people.
• Research-Open lines: Among the research lines of the GIG, we would highlight: - ICTs and elderly - Neurodegenerative pathologies: dementia and Alzheimer disease - Dependence and elderly - Multisensory stimulation with Snoezelen® - Computerized posturography: balance improvement and fall prevention - Psychophysiological correlates of major cognitive processes
From its foundation, the Gerontology Research Group has participated in different national and international events. We have shared our research achievements and received contributions which have being synthesized in our publications in scientific magazines and/or books and also through the intervention models and created devices. We were born to contribute with our knowledge to the gerontology field and we will continue our work by improving the way we are, think and act. The Group nowadays belongs to the following research networks: International Neuropsychological Normative Database Initiative (INNDI), Global Ageing Research Network (GARN), Plataforma Tecnolóxica das TIC (Vindeira), Plataforma Tecnolóxica Española de Tecnoloxías para a Saúde, Benestar e a Cohesión Social (eVIA), as well as to the Área de Avellentamento, Inflamación e Medicina Rexenerativa of the Instituto de Investigación Biomédica de A Coruña (INIBIC).