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 …

Miia Kivipelto guest edits special issue of the Journal of Internal Medicine

Miia Kivipelto guest edits special issue of the Journal of Internal Medicine

Professor Miia Kivipelto of ARC is guest editor of the special March issue of the Journal of Internal Medicine, dedicated to “Updating Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis – implications for prevention and treatment”. This was the theme of the 9th Key Symposium, …

Get inspired by a professor – lecture by Laura Fratiglioni

Professor Laura Fratiglioni at the Aging Research Center gave a lecture on the topic “Is aging without dementia just a dream?”. The seminar series “Get inspired by a professor” is aimed at students at KI. The lecture is available on KI’s …

Get to know Johan Fritzell – new professor at ARC and head of the Social Gerontology sector

Get to know Johan Fritzell – new professor at ARC and head of the Social Gerontology sector

Johan Fritzell started at ARC as Professor in Social Gerontology on January 1 and will be leading the sector of social gerontology and be responsible for the activities in the sector. Johan Fritzell has been Professor of Sociology at the Centre …

Delegation from National University of Singapore visits ARC

Delegation from National University of Singapore visits ARC

As part of a visit to Karolinska Institutet, a delegation from the National University of Singapore (NUS) visited the Aging Research Center in January 2014 to attend a workshop on neurovascular dementia hosted by Laura Fratiglioni. The guests included Associate …

Finnish-Swedish symposium on aging

The Graduate Research School on Health and Aging has organized a symposium on January 23-24, for research assistants and doctoral students: “Finnish-Swedish symposium on aging”. During two days students have presented their work in progress and have been an opponent on …

Can a 100-year-old climb out the window and disappear? How unlikely is the story of Allan Karlsson?

“He was on the run from his own birthday party, a peculiar situation in his age, not least because he was of a peculiar age.” The movie ”The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared” premiered on Christmas …

Weili Xu named docent (associate professor) at Karolinska Institutet

Weili Xu named docent (associate professor) at Karolinska Institutet

ARC researcher Weili Xu has been named docent (associate professor) at Karolinska Institutet. Dr. Xu’s major research interest is the epidemiological study of metabolic disorders and their relation to cognitive aging and dementia with the ultimate goal of developing intervention strategies …

Grant from the Swedish Research Council

Professor Laura Fratiglioni of the Aging Research Center has received a grant in aging and health from the Swedish Research Council. The project is entitled “The body-mind connection: Exploring the biological mechanisms underlying the effects of somatic health on brain …