Well attended course on “Application of Epidemiological Methods in Aging Research” at ARC

The course “Application of Epidemiological Methods in Aging Research” organised by Laura Fratiglioni, Debora Rizzuto and Amaia Calderón Larrañaga from ARC’s Medical Group ended last Friday (12th May). Around thirty students participated in this one-week course covering fundamental aspects of health in older age -such as cognitive and physical function, frailty, chronic diseases and multimorbidity-, … Continue reading Well attended course on “Application of Epidemiological Methods in Aging Research” at ARC


Neda Agahi has been appointed Associate Professor of public health science

At the end of April, Neda Agahi, researcher at the Aging Research Center, was appointed as an associate professor of public health science at the KI Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society. “I was happy when I got the news! The docent appointment is an important milestone in one’s research career and it feels … Continue reading Neda Agahi has been appointed Associate Professor of public health science


Doctoral course: Integration of Neuroimaging and Cognition in Normal Aging and Dementia

Program: Neuroscience Time: November 20th – November 24th, 2017 Place: Aging Research Center (ARC, NVS Department, Karolinska Institutet & Stockholm University), Stockholm Credits: 2 The purpose of the course is to provide methodological tools to link neuroimaging data to cognitive performance and interpret such relationships in the field of normal and pathological aging. After attending … Continue reading Doctoral course: Integration of Neuroimaging and Cognition in Normal Aging and Dementia


Yvonne Brehmer has been appointed Associate Professor in psychology

Yvonne Brehmer has been appointed Associate Professor (docent) in psychology at the department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society at KI. Her research interests include cognitive plasticity and training across the lifespan and neural correlates of age-related cognitive changes. Yvonne’s current research line focuses on inter-individual differences in associative memory in older adults. She investigates why … Continue reading Yvonne Brehmer has been appointed Associate Professor in psychology


Sino-Sweden Research Network on Aging

ARC researcher Chengxuan Qiu will through the project “Sino-Sweden Research Network on Aging: exploring the differential impacts of biomedical and environmental factors on cognitive aging across cultures” try to bridge the knowledge gap between cultures and strengthen the existing network. The proposal “Sino-Sweden Research Network on Aging” has been approved jointly by the Sweden Research … Continue reading Sino-Sweden Research Network on Aging


Grant awarded to ARC researcher from Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation

We congratulate Ingemar Kåreholt on receiving 4.1 MSEK from the Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation. Project title Psychosocial working conditions and late-life physical functioning: What role does gender, socioeconomic position, work-life balance, and coping mechanisms play? Project description The proportion of people with functional limitations increases with age. Physical functioning is related to quality of … Continue reading Grant awarded to ARC researcher from Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation


In memory of Åke Wahlin

Åke Wahlin, professor of gerontology, Jönköping University, has unexpectedly passed away. Åke had and will always have a special place in the hearts of many of us here at the Aging Research Center. Over the years he was a fellow doctoral student to some, friend and a long-term collaborator to others, guest professor to many, … Continue reading In memory of Åke Wahlin


International postdoc grant to Rui Wang

Congratulations to Rui Wang on receiving an international postdoc grant from the Swedish Research Council. Description of the project below. Rui Wang – How does physical activity preserve cognition in aging? Physical activity can protect against or delay the onset of cognitive decline in aging and Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The long-term health-promoting effects and cognitive … Continue reading International postdoc grant to Rui Wang


In memory of Margareta Grafström

Margareta Grafström, professor emerita in care sciences and geriatric care, has passed away. Here at the Aging Research Center (ARC), we were very sorry to hear this sad and surprising news from her family. We still have a clear picture of Margareta as a vital, healthy, and always-young person. She has been an appreciated supervisor … Continue reading In memory of Margareta Grafström