Projects & Grants

Internal Grant Competition DGC
START-UP grant

Assigned nursing care in relation to the professional working environment of nurses
Project IdLTC18018
Main solverprof. PhDr. Darja Jarošová, Ph.D.
Period10/2018 - 12/2020
AnotationCognitive and emotional health is generally considered a component of quality of life. A large number of population are at substantial risk for cognitive impairment and depression as they age. Ageing is also related to declines in autonomic nervous system function which may contribute to the incidence and severity of age-related chronic disease including neurogenerative disease and depression. Improving autonomic function by slowing or even reversing autonomic aging is important for not only extending the health span, but maintaining healthy mental aging and well-being. Non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation has shown potential as a treatment due to its direct influence on brain systems underlying cognitive and emotional functioning. However, the neurophysiological mechanism underlying long-term non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation in associaton with cognitive and emotional health has not been fully explored in aging adults.