Not sufficient to stay at home – Swedish geriatric researchers call for more stringent actions in debate article

Aftonbladet published a debate article on March 21 written by fourteen prominent geriatric reseachers from Swedish universities about the need of more stringent actions to protect eldery persons from the CoVID-19. Read the debate article (in Swedish) ARC’s Professor Laura Fratiglioni summarizes the article: The article highlights the clinical and public health relevance to increase … Continue reading Not sufficient to stay at home – Swedish geriatric researchers call for more stringent actions in debate article


Debora Rizzuto appointed as Associate Professor of Geriatric Epidemiology

Debora Rizutto was appointed as Associate Professor of Geriatric Epidemiology at Karolinska Institutet in March 2020. – I am clearly honoured to be docent in a leading medical university such as Karolinska Institutet, says Debora. Debora is an epidemiologist with a background in quantitative methods and with more than ten years experience in aging research. … Continue reading Debora Rizzuto appointed as Associate Professor of Geriatric Epidemiology


ARC Activity Report 2017-2019

Our new activity report is now available online. Read about ARC’s organization, major research findings in brief, funding, ongoing projects, defended PhD theses, various outreach activities, collaborators around the world, and much more. Download pdf


Arts and science project results in photo exhibition and open lectures

A collaborative project between ARC and Stockholm School of Photography ends with a 3-week exhibition starting week 9 and two lectures by ARC researchers on February 25 and March 4. The exhibition and lectures are open to the public and free of charge. It is often said that “a picture is worth a thousand words”, … Continue reading Arts and science project results in photo exhibition and open lectures


ARC part of the Swedish government’s newly founded council on geriatric research

Professor Laura Fratiglioni, Professor Mats Thorslund and Dr Pär Schön are three of fifteen researchers appointed to a council on geriatric research recently established by the Swedish government. The purpose of the council is to foster communication between researchers and the government. Read more (in Swedish only)


New report: Health and living conditions of those aged 65+ in Stockholm county

On behalf of Region Stockholm and the Center for Epidemiology and Social medicin (CES), researchers at ARC together with the Stockholm Gerontology Research Center (Stockholms Läns Stiftelse Äldrecentrum) compiled a report about health and living conditions of those aged 65+ in Stockholm county. The report describes the distribution of these factors within different population groups … Continue reading New report: Health and living conditions of those aged 65+ in Stockholm county


Two out of four VR grants awarded to KI were given to ARC researchers!

Two out of four grants awarded to Karolinska Institutet from the Swedish Research Council within the area of Humanities and Social Sciences 2019 were received by ARC researchers Goran Papenberg and Carin Lennartsson. Goran Papenberg receives a grant of 5.800.000 SEK from The Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet) for the project “Mechanisms of Cognitive Aging: The … Continue reading Two out of four VR grants awarded to KI were given to ARC researchers!


Doctoral courses at Aging Research Center spring 2020 – deadline November 15

The following doctoral courses will be held at Aging Research Center spring 2020: Computational modelling for cognitive neuroscience and psychiatry research, 1.5 credits, Jan 17-Feb 20 CANCELED Public Health Implications of an Aging Population, 3.0 credits, March 23-April 3 Integration of neuroimaging and cognition in normal aging and dementia, 2.0 credits, May 11-15 Last application … Continue reading Doctoral courses at Aging Research Center spring 2020 – deadline November 15


New report on mental health problems

On behalf of the Public Health Agency of Sweden, researchers at ARC conducted a study on differences in mental health problems among older people. The results from a nationally representative study show that the prevalence of mental health problems are common among older adults and varies substantially between subgroups of the older population. For more … Continue reading New report on mental health problems


The SIA Junior Workshop 2019

The second SIA workshop for junior researchers was organized at the Aging Research Center in Stockholm, September 3-4, 2019. Eleven doctoral students and postdocs from three Nordic countries participated. The aim of the workshop was to give junior researchers within the Social Inequalities in Ageing (SIA) project the possibility to get to know each other … Continue reading The SIA Junior Workshop 2019