Research Priorities for Optimizing Geriatric Pharmacotherapy – JAMDA Author Video March 2018

  The Optimizing geriatric Pharmacotherapy through PharmacoEpidemiology Network (OPPEN) is a consortium of researchers working in the field of geriatric pharmacoepidemiology. The inaugural OPPEN workshop was held in May 2017 at ARC. Five research groups from Australia, Belgium, Finland, Italy and Sweden presented their research and explored opportunities for collaboration. The groups also worked together … Continue reading Research Priorities for Optimizing Geriatric Pharmacotherapy – JAMDA Author Video March 2018


New study shows how multimorbidity restricts life in the elderly

  Multiple neuropsychiatric diseases are major predisposing factors for functional decline in older people and may play a greater role in this age-related phenomenon than cardiovascular diseases, according to a new study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet published in PLOS Medicine. A progressive decline in physical function, commonly referred to as functional decline, is a … Continue reading New study shows how multimorbidity restricts life in the elderly


Erika Jonsson Laukka appointed as an associate professor in psychology

At the end of February, Erika Jonsson Laukka, researcher at the Aging Research Center, was appointed as an associate professor in psychology at the KI Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society. – To become an associate professor encourages and inspires me to continue my work, says Erika Jonsson Laukka. Erika’s research focus is on cognitive … Continue reading Erika Jonsson Laukka appointed as an associate professor in psychology


Mid-term conference for the project “Social Inequalities in Ageing”

The SIA mid-term conference on February 15-17 2018 is devoted to strengthen Nordic research on inequalities in life course influences on health, health trends among the oldest old, health care utilization, and reforms within long-term care. Both distinguished and upcoming researchers will participate in the conference. We are honoured to present two keynote speakers: Hildegard … Continue reading Mid-term conference for the project “Social Inequalities in Ageing”


International symposium on multimorbidity research in Stockholm, 21 May

The Aging Research Center of Karolinska Institutet and Stockholm University and the University of Exeter Medical School are organizing the International Symposium “Multimorbidity research at the cross-roads: developing the evidence for clinical practice and health policy” in Stockholm, Nobel Forum, May 21st 2018, in collaboration with the Journal of Internal Medicine (JIM) and the International … Continue reading International symposium on multimorbidity research in Stockholm, 21 May


Marc Guitart-Masip appointed as an associate professor in neuroscience

At the end of January, Marc Guitart-Masip, researcher at the Aging Research Center, was appointed as an associate professor in neuroscience at the KI Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society. – It is exciting and inspiring to become an associate professor, says Marc Guitart Masip. Marc has currently three main research interests: First, to understand the … Continue reading Marc Guitart-Masip appointed as an associate professor in neuroscience


Seminar on March 8: Health and social care on equal terms?

On the International Women’s Day, March 8, PRO and Aging Research Center (ARC), Karolinska Institutet and Stockholm University, jointly organize a seminar on the conditions for equal access to health- and social care for the oldest old people. ARC researchers Carin Lennartsson, Pär Schön, and Janne Agerholm are speakers at this seminar. You register by … Continue reading Seminar on March 8: Health and social care on equal terms?


In memory of Marti G Parker

Marti Gale Parker, professor of social gerontology at the Aging Research Center, has passed away after a long illness. Marti played a leading role in establishing the center, helping stabilize its funding and research direction. Her work was at the international forefront of research on the connection between older people’s function, health, and social and … Continue reading In memory of Marti G Parker


Maximising long-­term care policy learning and knowledge exchange

Stockholm Gerontology Research Center is the Swedish partner in an EU-funded international project that studies “Quality and cost-effectiveness in long-term care and dependency prevention”. The project, which started in 2016 and runs until 2018, includes 12 EU countries (Bulgaria, Finland, France, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Great Britain, Sweden, Czech Republic, Germany, Austria). From the Stockholm … Continue reading Maximising long-­term care policy learning and knowledge exchange