ARC and KI-ADRC professor Miia Kivipelto has been chosen as an honorary speaker at the 18 April visit of Finland’s president, Sauli Niinistö, to Karolinska Institutet. Other guests at the event include the president’s wife, Jenni Haukio, and the King and Queen of Sweden. Miia will speak about Alzheimer’s disease. Link to ki.se
2012-04-13 Almira Osmanovic Thunström has been awarded a scholarship to participate in TEDMED 2012. This meeting is a once-a-year event that gathers cutting-edge actors and thinkers from around the world to exchange ideas about the future of health and medicine. http://www.tedmed.com/home
2012-03-26 ARC researcher Miia Kivipelto has been interviewed twice on Swedish radio this March in connection with the ongoing Finnish Geriatric Intervention Study to Prevent Cognitive Impairment and Disability (FINGER). Link to SR P4 Link to SR P1, Vetadets Värld
ARC Professor Mats Thorslund appeared in Swedish television on 29 February to discuss the increasing number of elderly people taking advantage of tax subsidies for household services. He also commented on the growing use of volunteers in eldercare. (In Swedish.) Link to SVT
ARC Professor Mats Thorslund has been interviewed on radio and television following the Swedish prime minister’s recent statements about raising the retirement age. (In Swedish). Link to SR Link to TV4
ARC Professor Agneta Herlitz studies differences in the cognitive abilities of men and women. An article about her findings appeared recently in the Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter. Read more here (in Swedish).
Listen to ARC Professor Laura Fratiglioni talk about the possibility of aging without dementia on Swedish educational television (Kunskapskanalen) this February. The program airs on 3 February from 16:00-19:00 and 11 February from 10:00-13:00. Professor Fratiglioni’s lecture was part of the Swedish Science Foundation’s November 2011 quarterly seminar on health and welfare. After the broadcasts, the … Continue reading Laura Fratiglioni to appear on Swedish educational television this February