Despite its intrinsic positive nature, the aging of the population poses challenging questions, such as how we can achieve not only longer but also healthier lives. Our goal is to increase knowledge regarding the complex picture of health in older adults, to describe their health status, and to monitor health trajectories during aging. We take many dimensions of health into account, including medical conditions, perceived health, physical functioning, mobility, and well-being.
We believe older people’s health is the result of complex interactions between genetic, social, environmental, and biological factors. The challenge now is to understand the interplay among these multiple factors and health over the whole life span. ARC uses information from our own and other large databases to identify possible preventive strategies for improving health in old age.
- Aging through life: identifying new pathways for living longer and healthier
Laura Fratiglioni, PI
- Can a healthy physical and social environment compress the period of disability in older adults?
Deobra Rizzuto, PI
- Disentangling complexity of health in aging: a new research environment to pave the road for individual medicine
Laura Fratiglioni, PI
- Examining the factors that contribute to human longevity using a life-course perspective
Debora Rizzuto, PI
Health and mortality in older Europeans – a matter of cash and care? Johan Fritzell, PI
- Lei Feng: Understanding the differences in aging and health between North Europe and Asia
Chengxuan Qiu, PI
- Mental health in old age: the role of social disadvantages throughout the life course and across birth cohorts Serhiy Dekhtyar, PI
- Phenotypes of healthier aging: the role of environmental, behavioral, and biological factors in health trajectories
Amaia Calderon Larrañaga, PI
- Thinking, moving, and falling: early detection of fall-prone phenotypes as targets for primary interventions—a translational study
Anna-Karin Welmer, PI
- Using multidimensional prognostic indices to improve cost-effectiveness of interventions in multimorbid, frail older persons (MPI_AGE)
Anna-Karin Welmer, PI of the Swedish work package