The NEAR infrastructure has been granted funding

The National E-infrastructure for Aging Research (NEAR) has been awarded funding from the Swedish Research Council. The decision was published on 20 September. Now follows a dialogue on the conditions associated with the grants. No later than December 2017, following completion of the dialogues, the special terms and conditions for the grants shall be signed. … Continue reading The NEAR infrastructure has been granted funding


Forte grants to researchers at ARC

Lena Dahlberg, researcher at the Aging Research Center, has been granted research funding of SEK 3 240 000 in Forte’s annual open call for proposals in the fields of health, working life and welfare. Debora Rizzuto and Amaia Calderón-Larrañaga have been granted funding of SEK 4 805 000 and 4 890 000  respectively within the call on research in … Continue reading Forte grants to researchers at ARC


First research collaboration between Stockholm and Tokyo is on ageing

How can research help a society deal with an ever-ageing population? This issue was discussed at a workshop held to mark the start of a collaboration between Stockholm’s three leading academic institutes and the University of Tokyo. Both Sweden and Japan have ageing populations, and this raises important questions, like how to guarantee access to healthcare … Continue reading First research collaboration between Stockholm and Tokyo is on ageing


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