About the Division of Clinical Geriatrics
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, prevention and treatment.
The focus is on research using imaging methods, registry studies, lifestile factors and prevention- och 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.
Eric Westman, senior lecturer/head of division
Dorota Religa, associate professor/deputy head of division
Anette Kullin Eidehall, division administrator, web editor
Sofia Fridén, division administrator
Malin Holm-Blomquist, coordinator and administrator in Miia Kivipeltos group
Maria Klein, education administrator
AMYPAD, Amyloid imaging to prevent Alzheimer´s disease, is a 5 year EU project supported by funding from the Innovative Medicines Initiatives (IMI) Amypad aims at better understanding of the value of amyloid PET imaging on diagnostic thinking thinking and patient management in Alzheimer´s disease. The project wants also follow-up and understand the natural history of Alzheimer´s disease and select patients for treatment trials.The project involves 8 academical (KI site PI Agneta Nordberg) and 7 private partners. Amypad will address their goals in close collaboration with IMI project EPAD (the European prevention of Alzheimer´s disease project).