Researchers and the data collection staff working with the Swedish National Study on Aging and Care (SNAC) met at Djurönäset, Stockholm, during a two-day retreat on 24–25 May 2022. During the retreat, examples of 20-year-long
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.
Slow walking speed improved the detection of prodromal dementia
Cognitive impairment, no dementia (CIND) is considered an at-risk condition for dementia. However, many older individuals with CIND will remain cognitively stable or even revert to a normal state of cognition. In this study, we
Participating in Mental, Social, and Physical Leisure Activities and Having a Rich Social Network Reduces the Incidence of Diabetes-Related Dementia in Older Adults
In this study, we investigated whether greater engagement in leisure activities and a richer social network may compensate for the increased risk of dementia in older adults with diabetes. During 10-year follow-up, diabetes was associated