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Alzheimer - Living Conditions - Genetics

Research project
Active research
Project size
6 210 000
Project period
2014 - 2017
Project owner
Department of Sociology and Work Science

Short description

As longevity increases, the incidence of dementia increases. Tackling this problem is a challenge for all ageing societies. We know that both social factors and genetics affect the risk to develop dementia but we have limited knowledge about how the genome and social conditions interact. The aim is to address this lacuna and analyze what social conditions that, given the individuals’ genome, protect against the development of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. We will use unique longitudinal data from the so-called H70 study that facilitates analyses that systematically combine genetic data and information about social conditions.
The project is multidisciplinary and involves researchers from social science, geriatrics, psychiatry, medicine, and genetics.

Project members

Björn Halleröd, project leader

Jung Wu

Caroline Hasselgren