Published: 2019-01-10 10:30 | Updated: 2019-01-10 10:30

Anna-Karin Welmer is awarded FORTE-grants

Anna-Karin Welmer receives SEK 3,972,000 from FORTE for the period 2019-2021 for her research project "Social Health And Reserve in the Dementia patient journey ".

She is senior lecturer at the division of physiotherapy, associate professor in Aging Research at ARC and physiotherapist at Karolinska University Hospital.

The role of social health in onset, disease course and prognosis of dementia remains underexplored. This project aims to unravel the interplay between social health and biological and psychological factors on the trajectory through dementia and to develop a framework for health and social care interventions. There will be a specific focus on the bidirectional link before and after dementia develops, the biological substrate on imaging, and the modifying role of brain and cognitive reserve.