Theme Ageing is based at Karolinska Hospital and is tasked with the establishment and management of a Centre of Excellence for integrated, highly specialized geriatric care, research and training. Its vision is to be a hub and knowledge generator at Europe’s largest geriatric university healthcare provider and offer frontline treatment at scale to the county’s and region’s ageing population. Read more at the Karolinska University Hospital website
GAVA, based at Karolinska Huddinge, is the first geriatric emergency department in Stockholm, and was established in collaboration with Funktion Akut. The elderly with multiple illnesses department is also here, which includes two patient groups, trauma and surgery.
Karolinska Institutet gathers research into Theme: Healthy Ageing
At Campus Flemingsberg, there’s a special department for clinical geriatrics. The department conducts research focused on dementia conditions, primarily Alzheimer’s, and the development of, among others, medical students. Read more at the Karolinska Institutet website
KTH and the department of Medical Technology and Health Systems offers a course in Technical Healthcare education that is an interdisciplinary subject that seeks to create a functioning and sustainable system that supports healthy development and meaningful life. Read more at the KTH website. The Integration Lab is also here, which develops, co-creates and supports technology that will improve our users’ quality of life in their homes. Read more at the KTH website. KTH has also developed a fall-dampening flooring that dissipates the force of falls with the help of small rubber spikes built into the floor. The spikes soften falls but the flooring feels entirely normal to walk on. Read more at the KTH website.