Despite its intrinsic positive nature, the aging of the population poses challenging questions, such as how we can achieve not only longer but also healthier lives. Our goal is to increase knowledge regarding the complex picture of health in older adults, to describe their health status, and to monitor health trajectories during aging. We take many dimensions of health into account, including medical conditions, perceived health, physical functioning, mobility, and well-being.
We believe older people’s health is the result of complex interactions between genetic, social, environmental, and biological factors. The challenge now is to understand the interplay among these multiple factors and health over the whole life span. ARC uses information from our own and other large databases to identify possible preventive strategies for improving health in old age.
- Aging through life: identifying new pathways for living longer and healthier (PI: Laura Fratiglioni, email@example.com)
- Examining the factors that contribute to human longevity using a life-course perspective (PI: Debora Rizzuto, firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Healthy aging through internet counselling in the elderly (PI: Miia Kivipelto, email@example.com)
- Lei Feng: Understanding the differences in aging and health between North Europe and Asia (PI: Qiu, Chengxuan, firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Phenotypes of healthier aging: the role of environmental, behavioral, and biological factors in health trajectories (PI: Amaia Calderon Larrañaga, email@example.com)
- Thinking, moving, and falling: early detection of fall-prone phenotypes as targets for primary interventions—a translational study (PI: Anna-Karin Welmer, firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Using multidimensional prognostic indices to improve cost-effectiveness of interventions in multimorbid, frail older persons (MPI_AGE) (PI of the Swedish work package: Anna-Karin Welmer, email@example.com)
- Who lives alone during old age? Investigating the diverse conditions and prospects for healthy aging of older adults in single-person households (PI: Neda Agahi, firstname.lastname@example.org)