Af Jochnick brothers visit the Center for the Cognitive Neuroscience of Aging at ARC

Af Jochnick brothers visit the Center for the Cognitive Neuroscience of Aging at ARC

This month, ARC’s psychology sector hosted Jonas and Robert af Jochnick, whose 10-year donation enabled the establishment of the af Jochnick Center for the Cognitive Neuroscience of Aging at ARC. The brothers visited the new office and heard progress reports …

Aging Research Center researchers in the media

The article “To Prevent Alzheimer’s, Diet and Exercise Are Effective, Large Study Shows” topped Time Magazine’s daily bulletin on July 14. The Swedish Public Service news program Rapport aired the segment ”Fler kvinnor blir 100 år – men männen är …

Major longitudinal database on elderly Swedes available to researchers worldwide

A new article by ARC social gerontologists in the International Journal of Epidemiology provides a detailed profile of the Swedish Panel Study of Living Conditions of the Oldest Old (SWEOLD). This rich data resource allows researchers to study older adults’ …

New positions and awards at the Aging Research Center

New positions and awards at the Aging Research Center

        Our recently appointed Professors, Associate Professors and Senior Lecturers were celebrated in a ceremony at the department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society in end of May. Professors Johan Fritzell, Social gerontology sector Martin Lövdén, Psychology …

Aging Research Center team won race – came in first at Blodomloppet

Aging Research Center team won race – came in first at Blodomloppet

Blodomloppet is a race to increase awareness about the importance of blood donation. ARC participated with three teams, two teams in the 5KM with time measurement and one team in the 5KM walking group. An ARC team won when summarizing …

The Aging Research Center in the 22<sup>nd</sup> Nordic Congress of Gerontology

The Aging Research Center in the 22nd Nordic Congress of Gerontology

The Aging Research Center (ARC) was well represented in the 22nd Nordic Congress of Gerontology (22NKG) with symposia, oral presentations, posters and a booth in the exhibition. ARC brochures, Activity reports and the magazine Äldre i Centrum were distributed and …

New findings on the genetics of good memory in old age

New findings on the genetics of good memory in old age

Even as younger adults, people’s ability to remember past events differs, and these differences grow as we age. Together with researchers in Dresden and Berlin, ARC psychologists Goran Papenberg and Lars Bäckman set out to better understand why. They chose …

New overview summarizes links between cognitive decline, diet, and intestinal bacteria

New overview summarizes links between cognitive decline, diet, and intestinal bacteria

Most people wouldn’t be surprised to learn what they eat may influence the way their brain ages, but a growing body of evidence suggests that changes in intestinal bacteria – some treatable – may also impact mental abilities as we …

Aging Research Center in Forte Talks

Aging Research Center in Forte Talks

The Aging Research Center participated in Forte Talks at the end of March. 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. Three ARC …