About the Division of Clinical Geriatrics

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We conduct research and training, including medical candidates. The research is multi-faceted and is in close collaboration with institutions and clinics worldwide. We have some of our research focuses on neurodegenerative diseases, including dementia and Parkinson's disease. The research is clinically oriented with an emphasis on diagnosis and treatment.

The focus is on research using imaging methods, registry studies and treatment studies. We also have research on drugs and the elderly, clinical nutrition, stroke and stroke rehabilitation, and Parkinson's disease.

We have a close cooperation with the Department of Geriatrics and Memory Clinic, M51 at Karolinska University Hospital in Huddinge. The activities are multidisciplinary and include medical research and research in the specialty engines psychology, occupational therapy and speech therapy.

Dissertations at the division

Eric Westman, associate professor/head of Division


Senior researcher

Eric Westman

Phone: 08-585 868 70
Organizational unit: Division of Clinical geriatrics
E-mail: Eric.Westman@ki.se

Lars-Olof Wahlund, professor/deputy head of Division


Professor/senior physician

Lars-Olof Wahlund

Phone: 08-585 854 19
Organizational unit: Division of Clinical geriatrics
E-mail: Lars-Olof.Wahlund@ki.se

Anette Kullin Eidehall, division administrator, web editor



Anette Eidehall

Phone: 08-585 854 08
Organizational unit: Division of Clinical geriatrics
E-mail: Anette.Eidehall@ki.se


Maria Klein, education administrator



Maria Klein

Phone: 08-585 854 65
Organizational unit: Division of Clinical geriatrics
E-mail: Maria.Klein@ki.se


We are located at Karolinska Institutet, Campus South, Huddinge. Our offices are in Novum research park, opposit Karolinska University Hospital at Huddinge.
Vistitor address: Hälsovägen 7/Blickagången 6, Novum 5th floor, entrance beside G-elevators.  Faxnr: 08-58585470
Mail/Delivery address: KI, Dept NVS, division of clinical geriatrics, Novum 5th floor, 141 57 Huddinge


EU project

N4U is the second wave of FP7 neuGRID (www.neuGRID.eu) aiming to deliver the "Google for brain imaging".Thanks to N4U, neuroscientists worldwide will be offered a fully functional virtual laboratory where to analyze the world's largest image databases on persons with neurodegenerative diseases, algorithm tools to extract diagnostic and progression tracking markers, adequate computational resources, help services, and training. The availability of imaging-based disease markers (magnetic resonance, PET, etc.) is key to develop innovative drug treatments.

LADIS is a longitudinal study on the importance of white matter changes for the development of various brain diseases such as dementia and stroke. The study has been ongoing for over 10 years and have resulted in numerous scientific articles.

LipiDiDiet is a study investigating the effect of omega- 3 fatty acids along with various vitamins and uracilmonofosfat (UMP) tested in a double-blind procedure in early Alzheimer's. The study period is two years and be completed in 2016.

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