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Vitality 90+

  • 11.12.2018

Vitality 90+ The Vitality 90+ Study (in Finnish: Tervaskannot 90+) is a multidisciplinary project focusing on longevity and the oldest-old.  The sub-projects address the biological basis of aging, predictors of health, functioning and longevity, old age as an individual experience,…

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Images of ageing

  • 11.12.2018

Images of ageing Prevailing images of older people and old age as a phase of life construct attitudes towards older people by younger generations, but has also a role of how older people are thinking about themselves. Stereotypical ideas based…

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Tampere Longitudinal Study on Aging (TamELSA)

  • 11.12.2018

Tampere Longitudinal Study on Aging (TamELSA) Tampere Longitudinal Study on Aging (TamELSA)TamELSA focuses on health and functioning, living conditions and way of life, social contacts, use of and need for services, and experiences of life among individuals aged 60 to…

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The everyday life of older migrants

  • 11.12.2018

The everyday life of older migrants This ethnogerontologic study examines how older migrants live their everyday life in Finland and what is the impact of intergenerational relationships and transnational networks to their daily life and integration to society. The research…

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Agency, social practices and everyday life of the elderly

  • 11.12.2018

The aim of this research is to further develop a sociology-based theoretical and methodological approach for 1) the study of everyday life situations of the elderly 2) practices in gerontological social work and services, and 3) gerontechnological applications in different…

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Functional capacity and telomere length in older women

  • 11.12.2018

Telomeres are spezialized chromatin structures located at the chromosomal ends. They protect chromosome structure and shorten every cell cycle. Telomere length has been suggested as a potential marker of biological age. This research project investigates the association between leukocyte telomere…

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Doctoral thesis (FITSA)

  • 11.12.2018

Doctoral thesis (FITSA) Kulmala J. Visual acuity in relation to functional performance, falls and mortality in old age. Studies in Sport, Physical Education and Health, nr 152, Jyväskylä, University of Jyväskylä. Dissertation. 2010. http://urn.fi/URN:ISBN:978-951-39-3958-8Mikkola T. Genetic and environmental contributions to…

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