Ageing in Scandinavia

A sauna a day keeps Alzheimer’s away

2016.12.20

A sauna a day might really keep Alzheimer’s at bay. At least, that’s what a Finnish study recently published in Age and Ageing has proposed. After having studied a sample of 2,000 men for ...

A new village for people suffering from dementia

2016.11.21

A village reserved solely for people suffering from dementia open its doors in Denmark. It will have 125 homes, a shopping street, a fitness centre, a hobby centre, a full library and a restaurant ...

Singing does good to people with Alzheimer’s

2015.12.15

Singing does good to people with Alzheimer’s. The effectiveness of such therapy has been revealed in a study carried out by the University of Helsinki, published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. Researchers have ...

Denmark’s village where all residents have Alzheimer’s

2015.08.26

Following the example of the Netherlands, Denmark has also decided to set up its first village for people with Alzheimer's and senile dementia. The small village called Byen for Livet, which can accommodate between ...

Team spirit beats aches and pains of ageing

2015.04.29

The youngest is 66, the oldest 98. Five friends with a passion for volleyball at a competitive level and contagious optimism regardless of age. They are featured in The Optimists, a documentary by Norwegian ...

Finland could do away with retirement homes

2015.04.16

The Circle of Friends association in Finland could soon make retirement homes a thing of the past. This innovative training group for senior citizens aims to get the elderly active rather than parking them ...

Older Swedes suffer from the digital isolation

2013.11.21

Almost half of Swedes feel left out of the information society, with older citizens most likely to report a sense of being left behind. It is the Internet Infrastructure Foundation (Stiftelsen för internetinfrastruktur - ...