International postdoc grant to ARC researcher Cecilia Stenfors

PhD Cecilia Stenfors has been awarded a 3 year international postdoc grant from the Swedish Research Council to perform research at the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at the prestigious University of Chicago, Illinois, with Associate Professor Marc Berman, and …

ARC researchers organized workshop within the Nordic project Inequality Impacts

ARC researchers organized workshop within the Nordic project Inequality Impacts

Johan Fritzell and Johan Rehnberg organized a workshop May 28 in Aula Medica within the Nordic project Inequality Impacts. The project is primarily looking at poverty, income, and its association with mortality, as well as mortality risks among disadvantaged groups such …

Anna-Karin Welmer receives Karolinapriset

Anna-Karin Welmer receives Karolinapriset

ARC researcher Anna-Karin Welmer was awarded the Karolina Prize (Karolinapriset) during a ceremony at Karolinska Hospital on May 21 for her eminent research. Photo: Anna Larsson

ARC researchers at the 6th International Conference of Cognitive Science (ICCS) in Tehran, Iran

ARC researchers at the 6th International Conference of Cognitive Science (ICCS) in Tehran, Iran

Five members of the psychology group were invited to present their research during a symposium on “Imaging and Cognition in Aging” at the 6th International Conference of Cognitive Science (ICCS) in Tehran, Iran, from April 27 to 29. In addition, …

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

Time: November 9th – November 13th, 2015 Place: Aging Research Center (ARC, NVS Department, Karolinska Institutet & Stockholm University), Gävlegatan 16, Stockholm Credits: 1.5 This one-week course, offered to doctoral students, will focus on the study of the neural bases …

Conference on dementia and dementia care on the eve of the 2020s – results of the Swedish National Study on Aging and Care

The Stockholm Gerontology Research Center invites you to a conference where the recent results of the Swedish National Study on Aging and Care (SNAC) will be discussed in light of the health and aging policies of the coming decade. SNAC …

Laura Fratiglioni at the International Science Festival Gothenburg

Laura Fratiglioni at the International Science Festival Gothenburg

Laura Fratiglioni gave a lecture at the International Science Festival Gothenburg (Vetenskapsfestivalen) in the session ”Ensam är inte stark – social samvaro skyddar vår hälsa”. The session took place on Saturday April 18, at 16:40-18:10, at Pedagogen, Hus A, Kjell Härnqvistsalen. …

Mental processing and walking speeds both slow before dementia – but which slows first?

A decline in walking speed can predict dementia, as can a decline in our ability to perform familiar tasks rapidly and with ease, a skill known as mental processing. New research from ARC suggests that a reduction in processing speed …

The Lancet: Healthy eating, exercise, and brain‐training programme results in slower mental decline for older people

The Lancet: Healthy eating, exercise, and brain‐training programme results in slower mental decline for older people

A comprehensive programme providing older people at risk of dementia with healthy eating guidance, exercise, brain training, and management of metabolic and vascular risk factors appears to slow down cognitive decline, according to the first ever randomised controlled trial of …