News - Successful ageing
Older people rarely get diagnosed and treated – despite signs of ADHD
Adults with ADHD run a higher risk of developing a number of age-related conditions – dementia, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes. At the same time, very few adults are today given the diagnosis ADHD, despite symptoms. As shown by Maja...
EU awarding Örebro University status as ‘European University’
Örebro University is one of nine European universities that together form the alliance NEOLAiA. Now, the EU Commission has awarded NEOLAiA status as a ‘European University’ and, along with it, funding of EUR 14.4 million in total.
Digitalisation excludes older adults
Technology developments mean that older adults are increasingly at risk of digital exclusion. Moreover, it is more difficult for them to make use of the possibilities offered by technology in countries like Sweden where the degree of digitalisation is...
Increasing daily exercise by ten minutes can reduce the risk of sarcopenia in older adults
A daily dose of low-intensity exercise reduces the risk of sarcopenia in older adults. And increasing one’s physical activity with even just ten minutes can lead to positive effects.
People living in extreme poverty value relationships more than assets
For older persons living in extreme poverty in Bangladesh, it is not the lack of income or assets that stand out when they talk about their situation. Instead, relationships are crucial for their wellbeing.
Two portions of vegetables per day adequate to protect against inflammation in older people
Only two portions of vegetables per day can reduce systemic inflammation that affects multiple parts of the body simultaneously, a new doctoral thesis from Örebro University has shown. Fruit, on the other hand, does not seem to have the same effect.
Revisiting individual experiences and social practices – a tool for senior learners
From gender to the chance at getting an education. From motherhood to pension. Using their own experiences as a starting point, a group of 11 older people – participating in a senior university study group – began to discuss important societal challenges...
Fear of crime and poor health can make older people feel unsafe
Fear of being a victim of crime is just one of the reasons why older people feel unsafe. The social climate in the neighbourhood and fear of, for instance, having a fall in the home are also common, according to a new study by Nadezhda Golovchanova,...
Radio host from Botswana goes PhD-student in Örebro
Lame Maatla Kenalemang-Palm came to Sweden from Botswana 6 years ago. Now she is married and works as a PhD-student at Örebro University, conducting research within the Successful Ageing research initiative.
Lifelong learning – the key to happiness?
More and more senior citizens are studying at senior universities. But why do older-adults want to learn new things and further their knowledge? Örebro University doctoral student Hany Hachem is researching this in a new study.