Irregular heart beat linked to increased risk of dementia

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


Welcome to a seminar with professor Laura Fratiglioni

Topic: Trajectories of functional decline in older adults with neuropsychiatric and cardiovascular multimorbidity: A Swedish cohort study Date: November 21, 2018 Time: 12.00-13.00 Place: Jan-Åke Gustafssonsalen, NEO, Blickagången 16, Flemingsberg After the seminar, there is time


Great interest in SNAC-K

The Swedish National study on Aging and Care (SNAC) explores the importance of living conditions, lifestyle, and personality for the health and well-being of older people. On 14 October, the Swedish National Study on Aging


Age-related variation in health status after age 60

As life expectancy continues to expand, a larger number of people are expected to reach old age. This period of life is characterized by an increase in disabilities, functional limitations and in number of morbidities.