Visiting researcher from Newcastle University brings new insight on drug prescribing in frail older adults

Dr Adam Todd (Newcastle University) visited the Aging Research Center (ARC) on September 11-14. This visit marks the start of a collaboration with the pharmacoepidemiology research group led by Professor Kristina Johnell. Dr Todd is a clinical pharmacist and senior lecturer in pharmaceutical public health. His research focuses on appropriate medication use among older adults, … Continue reading Visiting researcher from Newcastle University brings new insight on drug prescribing in frail older adults


COBRA: Second wave of data collection, starting now, will give unique insight into average changes in the aging brain

Our brains change as we age. For instance, the availability of the neurotransmitter dopamine drops, as does the volume of gray and white matter. However, we lack data on average long-term changes in these measures and on how these changes are related to cognitive performance. We thus have incomplete knowledge on aging, the brain, and … Continue reading COBRA: Second wave of data collection, starting now, will give unique insight into average changes in the aging brain


ARC Biennial report 2015-2016

Catch up with recent research, events, and honors at ARC with our 2015-2016 Biennial report, now available for download: ARC Biennial report 2015-2016  


Ways to evaluate how well people are aging taking the complexity of their health status into account

Hi Giola Santoni, PhD student at the Aging Research Center. On 6 June you defended your thesis “How well are we aging? Capturing the complexity of health trajectories of older adults”, what’s the main focus of the thesis? “The aim of this thesis was to evaluate how well people are aging, taking the complexity of … Continue reading Ways to evaluate how well people are aging taking the complexity of their health status into account


Workshop on Socioeconomic Inequalities in Ageing

The first SIA workshop for junior researchers was organized May 22-23 in Stockholm, at the Aging Research Center. Thirteen doctoral students and postdocs from three Nordic countries participated. In addition to providing the opportunity to get to know junior researchers working within the SIA-project*, the workshop aimed to give junior researchers a chance to present … Continue reading Workshop on Socioeconomic Inequalities in Ageing


Anticholinergic drugs related to decline in memory for events

A new ARC study refines our understanding of the link between anticholinergic drug use in older people and memory problems. Drugs with anticholinergic effects are prescribed for a wide variety of health problems, including but not limited to asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, bladder problems, depression, digestive distress, dizziness, motion sickness, and Parkinson’s disease. … Continue reading Anticholinergic drugs related to decline in memory for events


Well attended course on “Application of Epidemiological Methods in Aging Research” at ARC

The course “Application of Epidemiological Methods in Aging Research” organised by Laura Fratiglioni, Debora Rizzuto and Amaia Calderón Larrañaga from ARC’s Medical Group ended last Friday (12th May). Around thirty students participated in this one-week course covering fundamental aspects of health in older age -such as cognitive and physical function, frailty, chronic diseases and multimorbidity-, … Continue reading Well attended course on “Application of Epidemiological Methods in Aging Research” at ARC


Neda Agahi has been appointed Associate Professor of public health science

At the end of April, Neda Agahi, researcher at the Aging Research Center, was appointed as an associate professor of public health science at the KI Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society. “I was happy when I got the news! The docent appointment is an important milestone in one’s research career and it feels … Continue reading Neda Agahi has been appointed Associate Professor of public health science


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

Program: Neuroscience Time: November 20th – November 24th, 2017 Place: Aging Research Center (ARC, NVS Department, Karolinska Institutet & Stockholm University), Stockholm Credits: 2 The purpose of the course is to provide methodological tools to link neuroimaging data to cognitive performance and interpret such relationships in the field of normal and pathological aging. After attending … Continue reading Doctoral course: Integration of Neuroimaging and Cognition in Normal Aging and Dementia