Gerontology Research Center, GEREC
Aging Research in Finland
GEREC is a collaborative effort in aging research jointly run by the University of Jyväskylä and the University of Tampere, read more about us.
Research news: Obesity does not predict decline in physical functioning in 90-year-old people
General or abdominal obesity does not predict the development of mobility disability or activities of daily living disbaility in nonagenarians, i.e., in 90-year-old people. This was found in a study published by the University of Tampere and the Gerontology Research Center.
Long-term care is increasingly concentrated in the last years of life
Very old people often need round-the-clock long-term care (LTC) in the last phase of life. As longevity is becoming more common, more people live the last years of life at very old age. The association of this change with use of round-the-clock LTC was studied at the University of Tampere.
Research news: Home neighborhood motivates older people to physical activity
A recent study, conducted at the Gerontology Research Center of the University of Jyväskylä, shows that walk-friendly environmental design may provide opportunities for physical activity in old age. However, especially when mobility function starts to decline, it is important that older adults are aware of attractive environmental factors in their neighborhood.
Dissertation: 17.2.2017 Walking, physical activity, and life-space mobility among older people (Tsai)
TtM Li-Tang Tsain defends her doctoral dissertation in Gerontology and Public Health ”Walking, physical activity and life-space mobility among older people”. Opponent, Adjunct Professor, Academy Researcher Sari Stenholm (University of Turku) and custos Professor Taina Rantanen (University of Jyväskylä).
Call for applications for the International Doctoral Programme in Epidemiology, IPPE 2017-2018 cohort now open!
The IPPE programme is currently open for applications: http://www.uta.fi/hes/en/doctoralstudies/ippe/admission/call.html IPPE is an exciting doctoral training and research opportunity for epidemiologists, researchers and public health personnel worldwide. The School of Health Sciences in the University of Tampere, Finland is now inviting applications from qualified candidates to its International Doctoral Programme in Epidemiology (IPPE).
Costs for antidementia medicine purchases and SII reimbursements increased between the years 2000 and 2013
ASUVA - New housing options in old age
The project receives funding from Prime Minister’s Office (VN-TEAS, tietokayttoon.fi), 248.000€. Duration of the project is 6/2016 – 2/2017.
Research news: Hearing problems reduce the quality of life of older people
A study published by the University of Jyväskylä, Gerontology Research Center found that hearing loss has wide-ranging impacts not only on older people’s ability to communicate, but also on their ability to move about and participate in different hobbies and activities.