Science & Society - Prof. Dr. Eva-Marie Kessler


On February 24, 2022, Prof. Dr. Eva-Marie Kessler, gerontopsychologist, will speak in the public lecture series "Science & Society" about "Mental health in old age - Good and bad news".

Science & Society

Words such as "challenges" or "difficulties" are often linked to the phenomenon of our aging society. But why does the lifespan continually increase? What does this mean for society and economics? What opportunities does the demographic change offer?

With the public lecture series "Science & Society", the Leibniz Institute on Aging (FLI) and the Leibniz Research Alliance Healthy Ageing together with the Beutenberg-Campus e.V. want to add a social perspective to the aging research in Jena.


We are happy to welcome Prof. Dr. Eva-Marie Kessler, gerontopsychologist (MSB Medical School Berlin, University Department of Psychology), as speaker in our public lecture series "Science & Society".

Ms. Kessler explains variables influencing mental health and presents the effectiveness of psychotherapeutic approaches to promote cognitive, affective and social-communicative resources in people with dementia.

The description of concrete therapy situations allows an insight into the potential for development in old age, even in the presence of mental illness. Because there is no age limit for learning and (further) development; competencies can be developed and strengthened even in old age.

How does mental health change in old age? What are the influencing factors? And is it still possible to consciously promote mental health in old age?
These and other questions will be discussed in more detail at the next event in the public lecture series "Science & Society" (Zoom Meeting) and ways of maintaining mental health will be outlined.

When? 24. February, 4 pm

Where? online via Zoom Meeting


The "Science & Society" lecture will take place online (via Zoom-Meeting). Access information will be provided promptly after registration. 

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Meeting ID: 941 0848 6852

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The lecture will be held in German.