Social Gerontology - Carin Lennartsson group
In our research on ageing and the living conditions of older people, we use cross-sectional and longitudinal data from interviews and registers. The research group is focusing on a number of research questions related to the physical and mental health of older adults, integrated health and social care, health literacy, family relationships and loneliness, as well as a number of aspects of group-level inequality.
Inequalities of ageing (Carin Lennartsson)
Loneliness and social relationships (Lena Dahlberg)
Health literacy and integrated care (Janne Agerholm)
Carin Lennartsson in episode #100 of KI's podcast Medicinvetarna
"Loneliness can be a problem for those who get very old, as many of their friends and loved ones have passed away". Carin Lennartsson is one of the researchers interviewed in KI’s podcast Medicinvetarna episode #100, on the topic "100-year-olds". The episode explores various aspects and consequences of the fact that more and more people are getting older (in Swedish).
SWEOLD is an ongoing, nationally representative survey of the older population in Sweden. Older adults are asked questions about their actual living conditions in a number of areas relevant to older people, these include health, health and social care, financial resources, housing, occupation, and everyday activities. Results from the SWEOLD survey are important for creating an understanding of older people’s living conditions based on up-to-date facts.