In connection with the United Nation’s International Day of Older Persons, Aging Research Center participates in the seminar “A good life your whole life.” In Sweden and other Nordic research reports increased life expectancy and better health in the older persons. But what about older people’s participation in society and work? What can the Nordic … Continue reading A Good Life Your Whole Life
Hjärnfestivalen is a one-week popular science event, focusing on the brain, taking place in different locations downtown Stockholm, from September 7th to 11th, 2016. Over a week, all Stockholmers, young and old, are invited to: • exciting talks given by leading researchers, • fun workshops • interactive activities • movie screenings • discussion cafés • … Continue reading Brain awareness week – September 7th to 11th
A delegation from the Tianjin Medical University visited ARC on August 17. The delegation was led by Professor Zhi Yao, Head of the University council, Professor Guowei Huang, dean of Public health school, TMU, Professor Lijun Zhang, Director, Department of international exchange and corporation, and Mr Jian Zhang. The aim of the visit was to … Continue reading Delegation from Tianjin Medical University visited ARC
The awards were presented during the opening session at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2016 in Toronto, Canada. Professor Bengt Winblad was one of three leading scientists to be recognized for their contributions to advancing Alzheimer’s disease and dementia research. The awards honor individuals who have made significant fundamental contributions to Alzheimer’s research, either through a … Continue reading Alzheimer’s Association Lifetime Achievement Award 2016 to Bengt Winblad
Miia Kivipelto has, as one of four, received the 2016 MetLife Foundation Award for Medical Research in Alzheimer’s Disease. This is the 30th year that MetLife Foundation has presented these prestigious awards to outstanding researchers in the field of Alzheimer’s disease. At the heart of the program is a belief in research as the road … Continue reading Miia Kivipelto has received the 2016 MetLife Foundation Award
ARC researcher Dr. Amaia Calderón-Larrañaga is part of the international discussion panel on current research in multimorbidity patterns in an interactive webinar. In contemporary medicine, older persons are no longer presenting with isolated illnesses but rather a pallet of chronic conditions. As health professionals adjust to meet the demands of this health transition, they often regress … Continue reading Interactive webinar on patterns of multimorbidity from two different European settings
ARC’s director, Laura Fratiglioni, will give a lecture in the park in beautiful Montemassi, Italy, on 29 July. The lecture begins at 21:00, and the topic will be “Can healthy lifestyle habits prevent cognitive decline and dementia in older people?” Refreshments will be served after the lecture. See the lecture poster.
Our ultimate goal is to understand and bridge the key knowledge gaps of health in aging, and of dementia in particular, between Asian and European populations. To achieve the goal, Dr Lei Feng, a senior researcher from National University of Singapore (NUS) who is specialized in geriatric and psychiatric epidemiology, is currently at ARC for … Continue reading Collaboration between ARC and National University of Singapore (NUS)
Mats Thorslund is giving a lecture in the seminar Äldres Liv – en ljusnande framtid! organised together with 1,6 & 2,6 miljonerklubben. The seminar takes place on July 8, at 16.00-18.00, in Europahusets paviljong. Read about the seminar on Almedalen’s website (In Swedish).
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