Exercise can improve memory in 60-year-olds

A new study, in which researchers from the Aging Research Center participated, shows that physical activity can improve memory performance in older people through increasing volume and blood flow in an area of ​​the brain called hippocampus. It is the …

ARC Juniors – annual research retreat

ARC Juniors – annual research retreat

The junior researchers at ARC had a very successful retreat at Ljunglöfska slottet on 10th of October. Juniors from the three different sectors presented their research and engaged in interesting and constructive discussions. In the afternoon, the juniors had focus group …

ARC researchers authors of Forte report on Aging and memory

ARC researchers authors of Forte report on Aging and memory

ARC researchers Martin Lövdén, Johan Fastbom and Stefan Fors has written a report for Forte on Aging and memory. It was released at a breakfast seminar on October 9. Download or order the report (in Swedish)

FORTE grants to two researchers at the Aging Research Center

We proudly present and congratulate Chengxuan Qiu and Debora Rizzuto for approved grants from Forte. Chengxuan Qiu with the approved project grant for research project “Time trends and determinants of disability in activities of daily living among elderly people in …

Af Jochnick brothers visit the Center for the Cognitive Neuroscience of Aging at ARC

Af Jochnick brothers visit the Center for the Cognitive Neuroscience of Aging at ARC

This month, ARC’s psychology sector hosted Jonas and Robert af Jochnick, whose 10-year donation enabled the establishment of the af Jochnick Center for the Cognitive Neuroscience of Aging at ARC. The brothers visited the new office and heard progress reports …

Aging Research Center researchers in the media

The article “To Prevent Alzheimer’s, Diet and Exercise Are Effective, Large Study Shows” topped Time Magazine’s daily bulletin on July 14. The Swedish Public Service news program Rapport aired the segment ”Fler kvinnor blir 100 år – men männen är …

Major longitudinal database on elderly Swedes available to researchers worldwide

A new article by ARC social gerontologists in the International Journal of Epidemiology provides a detailed profile of the Swedish Panel Study of Living Conditions of the Oldest Old (SWEOLD). This rich data resource allows researchers to study older adults’ …

New positions and awards at the Aging Research Center

New positions and awards at the Aging Research Center

        Our recently appointed Professors, Associate Professors and Senior Lecturers were celebrated in a ceremony at the department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society in end of May. Professors Johan Fritzell, Social gerontology sector Martin Lövdén, Psychology …

Aging Research Center team won race – came in first at Blodomloppet

Aging Research Center team won race – came in first at Blodomloppet

Blodomloppet is a race to increase awareness about the importance of blood donation. ARC participated with three teams, two teams in the 5KM with time measurement and one team in the 5KM walking group. An ARC team won when summarizing …