Atrial fibrillation, a particular kind of irregular heartbeat, predominantly affects older adults. In atrial fibrillation, the electrical signals in the heart muscle are disturbed, causing the heart to quiver rather than contract normally. As a
The Swedish National study on Aging and Care in Kungsholmen
SNAC-K is conducted by the Stockholm Gerontology Research Center in collaboration with Aging Research Center (ARC), Karolinska Institutet.
SNAC-K includes two studies – SNAC-K population study and SNAC-K care system study.
In 1999 the Swedish Ministry for Social Affairs promoted and supported a national project aimed at monitoring and evaluating the care-of-the-elderly system in Sweden. To achieve these aims, four longitudinal individual-based data collection describing the aging process and encompassing the care system as whole, has been initiated. This project was named The Swedish National study on Aging and Care (SNAC).
SNAC-K is one of the four subprojects included in SNAC. Ultimate goal of SNAC-K is to understand the aging process, and to identify possible preventive strategies to improve health and care in elderly adults.
New study shows how multimorbidity restricts life in the elderly
Multiple neuropsychiatric diseases are major predisposing factors for functional decline in older people and may play a greater role in this age-related phenomenon than cardiovascular diseases, according to a new study by researchers at Karolinska
Anticholinergic drugs related to decline in memory for events
An 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