Memory, Aging, and older people in society: Mats Thorslund and Agneta Herlitz on UR Play

ARC professor Mats Thorslund and former ARC professor Agneta Herlitz gave popular science lectures on the topic of Memory, Aging, and older people in society on 12 September. These lectures were recorded and broadcast on Swedish educational television. They are now avialble (in Swedish) on UR Play. Mats Thorslund: “Åldrandet och äldreomsorgen – utmaningar” Agneta Herlitz: “Minnet på … Continue reading Memory, Aging, and older people in society: Mats Thorslund and Agneta Herlitz on UR Play


Deborah Rizzuto’s work on lifestyle, social factors, and survival in media spotlight

A recent article by ARC doctoral studet Debora Rizzuto and researchers Nicola Orsini, Chengxuan Qiu, Hui-Xin Wang, and Laura Fratiglioni, has been the focus of a great  deal of media attention since it appeared in the August 29 issue of the British  Medical Journal. The article, “Lifestyle, social factors, and survival  after age 75: population based … Continue reading Deborah Rizzuto’s work on lifestyle, social factors, and survival in media spotlight


Miia Kivipelto interviewed about prevention of dementia

2012-03-26 ARC researcher Miia Kivipelto has been interviewed twice on Swedish radio this March in connection with the  ongoing Finnish Geriatric Intervention Study to Prevent Cognitive Impairment  and Disability (FINGER). Link to SR P4 Link to SR P1, Vetadets Värld  


Mats Thorslund on Swedish television in February

ARC Professor Mats Thorslund appeared in Swedish  television on 29 February to discuss the increasing number of elderly people  taking advantage of tax subsidies for household services. He also commented on  the growing use of volunteers in eldercare. (In Swedish.) Link to SVT


Mats Thorslund on raising the retirement age

ARC Professor  Mats Thorslund has been interviewed on radio and television following the Swedish prime  minister’s recent statements about raising the retirement age. (In Swedish). Link to SR Link to TV4


Agneta Herlitz in DN: Gender differences in the brain

ARC Professor Agneta Herlitz studies differences in the  cognitive abilities of men and women. An article about her findings appeared  recently in the Swedish newspaper Dagens  Nyheter. Read more here (in Swedish).


Laura Fratiglioni to appear on Swedish educational television this February

Listen to  ARC Professor Laura Fratiglioni talk about the possibility of aging without  dementia on Swedish educational television (Kunskapskanalen) this February. The  program airs on 3 February from 16:00-19:00 and 11 February from 10:00-13:00. Professor Fratiglioni’s lecture was part of  the Swedish Science Foundation’s November 2011 quarterly seminar on  health and welfare.  After the  broadcasts, the … Continue reading Laura Fratiglioni to appear on Swedish educational television this February