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


ARC researchers’ work on social ties and dementia featured in Nature

Since the 1990s, Laura Fratiglioni and her team at ARC have been investigating the association between social isolation and cognitive dysfunction. Their work, which shows that social isolation is linked with a higher risk of dementia, is featured in the 3 March issue of the journal Nature.


ARC researchers in Forte talks

The Aging Research Center participates in Forte talks on March 8-9. Forte Talks is a conference that aims to be a meeting point between research and practice within the area of health, working life and welfare. ARC participates with: Scientific talks: Pär Schön – ”En äldrevård i obalans” (socialgerontologi), March 9, at 13:00 – 13:30 Hui-Xin … Continue reading ARC researchers in Forte talks


Professor Kristina Johnell: We need research showing the benefits and harms of drug treatment in old age

In January, Kristina Johnell was appointed Professor of Geriatric Pharmacoepidemiology at the Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society (NVS), KI. “I feel very honored to have become a professor and look forward to the new opportunities this appointment makes possible”, says Kristina Johnell. Kristina would like to use this professorship to help strengthen and … Continue reading Professor Kristina Johnell: We need research showing the benefits and harms of drug treatment in old age