Prof. Marcel Olde Rikkert, Geriatrician, MD, PhD
Head of the Dept Geriatrics and Director of the Radboudumc Alzheimer Centre, Radboud UMC
Professor Marcel Olde Rikkert (age 52) is currently appointed as the Principal Investigator, Principal Lecturer and Principal Clinician at the Radboud Medical University Centre. His dementia related research focuses on development of complex interventions and e-interventions. As such his group has carried out several randomized trials, on exercise, nutrition, preventive e-health, and (e)diagnostics and guidance. His group also studies biomarkers on dementia, both in cerebrospinal fluid and in cerebrovascular autoregulation. He also develops a national guideline to facilitate research in frail older patients and patients with dementia. Area’s of specific expertise: integrated care in dementia, comorbidity in dementia, informed consent.
Being a Principal Clinician, he co-chairs the Nijmegen Network for Care for the Elderly, which started in 2008 by a grant of the Dutch Organization on Health Research and Development. Together with this Network his group now starts the DementieNet innovation, stimulating high quality and sustainable dementiacare, under the umbrella of the Radboudumc Alzheimer Centre. Prof Olde Rikkert has also published more than 300 peer reviewed papers, and supervised more than 30 PhD-theses