Paths to Healthy and Active Ageing
In focus of the project are the social, economic, physical and cognitive preconditions for a longer working life and a healthy ageing.
Prolonging one’s working life and promoting active and healthy ageing have been suggested as one solution to the demands of a growing elderly population. However, one must consider the risk of larger disparities in socioeconomic and health in later life. Therefore, our broad research questions are as follows:
• To what extent can a healthy and active life style promote physical and cognitive health in the later stage of life?
• Do we see patterns of increasing disparities in health, life style patterns and socio-economic conditions?
• What is the impact of work environment occupational complexity and employment history on the timing of retirement?
List of publications:
Lundgren, AS & Liliequist, E & Sjöstedt Landén, A (2018). Between activity and solidarity: Comprehending retirement and extended working lives in Swedish rural areas. Journal of Aging Studies 44, 1-8.
Lindberg, J & Carlsson, E (2018). Digitala vårdlandskap: Kritiska reflektioner om e-hälsa i glesbygd. Socialmedicinsk tidskrift 1, 62-69.
Olofsson, J., Padyab, M. & Malmberg, G. (2018). Health disparities in Europe’s ageing population: the role of social network. Global Health Action, 11(1), 1445498.
Sjöstedt Landén, A (2017). Att välja sin tid: Den totala sociala organiseringen av arbete och heltidsnorm i vård och omsorg. Kulturella Perspektiv 3-4, 46-53.
Genbäck, M., Ng, N., Stanghellini, E. et al. (2017). Predictors of decline in self-reported health: addressing non-ignorable dropout in longitudinal studies of aging. European Journal of Ageing, 1-10.
Nilsson, I. & Lundgren, A. (2017). Meaning-making around experiences in interventions: Identifying meaningfulness in a group based occupational therapy intervention targeting older people. Ageing and Society, 1-25.
Josefsson, M., Larsson, M., Nordin, S., Adolfsson, R., & Olofsson, J. (2017). APOE-ɛ4 effects on longitudinal decline in olfactory and non-olfactory cognitive abilities in middle-aged and old adults. Scientific Reports, 7:1286. Published.
Flodin, P., Jonasson, L.S., Riklund, K., Nyberg, L. and Boraxbekk, C.J. (2017). Does Aerobic Exercise Influence Intrinsic Brain Activity? An Aerobic Exercise Intervention among Healthy Old Adults. Front. Aging Neurosci, 9:267.
Josefsson, M., de Luna, X., Daniels, M. J. and Nyberg, L. (2016). Causal inference with longitudinal outcomes and non-ignorable dropout: estimating the effect of living alone on cognitive decline. Journal of the Royal Statistic Society, Series C: Applied Statistics, Vol. 65, (1):131–144.
Santosa, A., Schröders, J., Vaezghasemi, M., Ng, N. (2016). Inequality in disability-free life expectancies among older men and women in six countries with developing economies. J Epidemiol Community Health. 70(9): 855-861.
West, Karen & Lundgren, Anna Sofia (2015). Välfärdsfantasier. Personalisering av offentlig service i Storbritannien. Kulturella Perspektiv nr 2.
Ng, N., Sandberg, M., and Ahlström, G. (2015). Prevalence of older people with intellectual disability in Sweden: a spatial epidemiological analysis. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 59: 1155–1167.