Healthy Aging

Through Internet Counselling

in the Elderly



Collaborative project co-funded by the European Unions' Seventh Framework Programme (FP7, 2007-2013) under grant agreement No 305374.

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Karolinska Institutet

The Aging Research Centre (ARC) is an internationally renowned multidisciplinary centre – a collaboration between the Karolinska Institute (KI) and Stockholm University – where researchers from various disciplines (medicine, sociology, psychology) study complex aging processes from different perspectives. ARC research activity concerns brain aging and dementia, health status, and multi-morbidity. In a recent KI ERA (External Research assessment) evaluation, ARC was one of the very few KI centres graded as Outstanding. Together with the Stockholm Gerontology Research Centre and the Swedish Dementia Centre (), ARC is part of the House of the Aging Research, focusing on the study of elderly persons' health and living conditions, as well as provision of public care and services.Aging Research Centre

The main tasks of the centre are research, information sharing and education on aging-related issues, and it has broad national and international networks with other research centers, community and policy makers. ARC is responsible for large databases from population-based studies on aging and health (Kungsholmen Project, SNAC-K, and SWEOLD), and other large databases (Betula, CAIDE and HARMONY) on cognitive aging are also available through national and international collaborations. ARC promotes doctoral and post-doctoral education to form a new generation of researchers on aging. Since January 2008, ARC is responsible for a National Graduate School on Aging Research. The centre has the main responsibility for the SNAC-K study and it is involved in planning the cognitive training and statistical analyses in the Finnish Geriatric Intervention Study to Prevent Cognitive Impairment and Disability (FINGER).

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