The Lancet: Healthy eating, exercise, and brain‐training programme results in slower mental decline for older people

A comprehensive programme providing older people at risk of dementia with healthy eating guidance, exercise, brain training, and management of metabolic and vascular risk factors appears to slow down cognitive decline, according to the first ever randomised controlled trial of its kind, published in The Lancet. In the Finnish Geriatric Intervention Study to Prevent Cognitive … Continue reading The Lancet: Healthy eating, exercise, and brain‐training programme results in slower mental decline for older people


New ARC study on risk of dementia published in Neurology

A new study by ARC researchers Chengxuan Qiu, Eva von Strauss, Lars Bäckman, Bengt Winblad, and Laura Fratiglioni suggests that the risk of developing dementia may have declined over the past 20 years in Stockholm. The study, published in the online version of the journal Neurology, was the topic of a Karolinska Instituet press release and has received … Continue reading New ARC study on risk of dementia published in Neurology


House of Aging Research profiled in Affärstidningen Näringsliv

ARC, the Stockholm Gerontology Research Center, and the Swedish Dementia Center–which together constitute the House of Aging Research–are described in an article in “Swedish Life Science,” a supplement distributed with the most recent issue of Affärstidningen Näringsliv, a Swedish newspaper. The article also discusses the need for more research in aging and the Graduate School … Continue reading House of Aging Research profiled in Affärstidningen Näringsliv


Dementia a threat to public health and the economy

Professors Bengt Winblad and Anders Wimo, both affiliated with ARC, contributed to an editorial published yesterday in the Swedish daily newspaper Svenska Dagbladet. The article, which focuses on the lack of balance between the magnitude of the problem of dementia and the funding for research devoted to addressing the problem, was co-written by five members of Swedish Brain Power. Swedish … Continue reading Dementia a threat to public health and the economy


Laura Fratiglioni profiled on Äldre i Centrum website

The magazine Äldre i Centrum has published an in-depth interview with ARC’s Director, Laura Fratiglioni, on its website. The article covers her career path and research and describes the ongoing challenges she sees in the world of research, including gender equality and equality—or lack thereof—across different fields of research. Read more (in Swedish).


Debora Rizzuto’s research featured in the magazine Medicinsk Vetenskap

Debora Rizzuto’s dissertation, “Living longer than expected: protective and risk factors of human longevity” is the topic of an article in the most recent issue of Karolinska Institutet’s popular science magazine, Medicinsk Vetenskap. Rizzuto is continuing her research at ARC.


Eva von Strauss interviewed about Red Cross withdrawl from Stockholm eldercare

Researcher Eva von Strauss, who received her doctoral degree at ARC in 2000 and is now director of eldercare institutions for the Red Cross in Stockholm, has been widely interviewed by Swedish media over a decision by the Red Cross Foundation (Stiftelsen Rödakorshemmet) to stop running two eldercare institutions in Stockholm. The foundation made this … Continue reading Eva von Strauss interviewed about Red Cross withdrawl from Stockholm eldercare


Professors Miia Kivipelto and Laura Fratiglioni are partners in new EU project on healthy aging

ARC Professors Miia Kivipelto and Laura Fratiglioni will participate in a 5.8 million euro European Union Project called HATICE, Healthy Aging Through Internet Counseling in the Elderly. Professor Kivipelto will lead the ARC portion of the HATICE project, which involves her research teams at Karolinska Institutet and the University of Eastern Finland. HATICE will pool … Continue reading Professors Miia Kivipelto and Laura Fratiglioni are partners in new EU project on healthy aging