Spotlight on Healthy Ageing
The average life span in Sweden is steadily increasing for both women and men. But what should you do to decrease your risk of becoming old and sick, and instead look forward to being old and healthy? The researchers know.
Never too late to start exercising
As we get older, the function of our muscle cells deteriorates in several ways. But there is hope. With exercise, you can also get old and tired muscle cells to shape up and perform better.
Healthy to the end
Ageing does not start at 65 or 75 years of age. You age day by day, starting in your twenties. The challenge to stay healthy at old age begins sooner than you think.
Birgitta Elwing, 80: “There is also a great joy in ageing”
Fredrik Blomqvist, 100: “I still feel young”
Barbro Westerholm, 81: “It is important to have a purpose”
"A diet rich in fruit and vegetables"
Researcher Francesca Mangialasche answers some questions about preventing Alzheimer’s disease and dementia through diet and vitamins.
Standing up for the elderly
You are the same person inside, although your body is ageing and your memory failing. Professor Maria Eriksdotter hopes to add to our knowledge of Alzheimer’s disease. But she also wants to fight ageism. “The status of the elderly needs to be raised,” she says.
Quality care when body and cognition start to fail
Many elderly patients suffer from both physical conditions and cognitive impairments. Dorota Religa studies how the care of this patient group can be improved. Her research covers both pharmacological and organisational issues.