The Aging Research Center in the 23rd Nordic Congress of Gerontology

The Aging Research Center (ARC) was well represented in the 23rd Nordic Congress of Gerontology (23NKG) with keynote lecture, symposia, oral presentations, posters and a table in the exhibition. ARC brochures and Activity reports were distributed and the table was well visited. ARC researchers were involved in several sessions, both as organizers: S 14 – Twenty-five … Continue reading The Aging Research Center in the 23rd Nordic Congress of Gerontology


Danish Minister for Health visited the Aging Research Center

Danish Minister for Health, Sophie Løhde with delegation, visited the Aging Research Center on Monday June 20 for presentations on healthy ageing and the epidemiology of dementia, interventions to decrease the risk of developing dementia, and the problems regarding polypharmacy / drug use among elderly persons. Participating from ARC were Martin Lövdén, Johan Fastbom and … Continue reading Danish Minister for Health visited the Aging Research Center


Open house in the House of Aging Research • Stockholm • October 27, 2016

The Aging Research Center, Stockholm Gerontology Research Center and The Swedish Dementia Centre invite you to an Open House Thursday October 27. Morning program at the House of Aging Research Take part of seminars (in Swedish) held by researchers from the House of Aging Research, try your hand strength and your sense of smell at … Continue reading Open house in the House of Aging Research • Stockholm • October 27, 2016


Stefan Fors has been appointed docent (associate professor) of Public Health at Stockholm University

ARC researcher Stefan Fors has been appointed docent (associate professor) of Public Health at Stockholm University. Stefan is trained in Sociology, and holds a PhD in Social Work. His primary research interests concerns health trends, and socioeconomic inequalities in health, in old age. He is also interested in the associations between social and financial conditions … Continue reading Stefan Fors has been appointed docent (associate professor) of Public Health at Stockholm University


Doctoral course: Integration of neuroimaging and cognition in normal aging and dementia

Time: October 10 – October 14, 2016 Place: Aging Research Center (ARC, NVS Department, Karolinska Institutet & Stockholm University), Gävlegatan 16, Stockholm Credits: 2.0 This one-week course, offered to doctoral students, focuses on the study of the neural bases of cognitive decline in normal aging and dementia. The main neuroimaging methods included in this course are: Structural MRI … Continue reading Doctoral course: Integration of neuroimaging and cognition in normal aging and dementia


Miia Kivipelto appointed Wallenberg Clinical Scholar 2016

Miia Kivipelto has been appointed, as one of five, Wallenberg Clinical Scholars 2016. The individual funding of SEK 15 million provides the scholars with the opportunity to deepen their research and disseminate their results in healthcare. “I’m so happy, it feels incredible! This type of extensive funding is of great importance to our possibilities to engage in long-term … Continue reading Miia Kivipelto appointed Wallenberg Clinical Scholar 2016


Towards a National E-infrastructure on Aging Research – NEAR

On the 22nd and 23rd of February the kick-off meeting for the 2-year Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet) project “Towards a National E-infrastructure on Aging Research – NEAR” was held. The aim of the project is to build a National E-infrastructure for Aging Research (NEAR) by coordinating the existing databases from major population-based longitudinal studies on … Continue reading Towards a National E-infrastructure on Aging Research – NEAR


Top researchers advocate united actions to fight Alzheimer’s disease

To meet the challenge of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, a concerted effort and long-term economic commitment is needed, according to a new report by internationally leading researchers in the field. The journal  Lancet Neurology  devotes its entire April issue to a detailed overview and recommendations about how patient care, as well as basic and clinical research … Continue reading Top researchers advocate united actions to fight Alzheimer’s disease