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A day in the spirit of ageing

On a sunny afternoon in October, several hundred people gathered in the Aula Medica at Karolinska Institutet in Solna. Study participants in the extensive SNAC-K study had been invited by the Stockholm Gerontology Research Center

SNAC 20 year Jubilee retreat

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

Genetic risk of dementia is mitigated by cognitive reserve

We investigated if lifelong engagement in activities promoting cognitive reserve (eg. early life education, midlife substantive work complexity, late life leisure activities and social networks) modified the risk of dementia attributable to Apolipoprotein ε4 allele

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