Search for dissertations about: "aging"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 632 swedish dissertations containing the word aging.

  1. 1. Inner strength among the oldest old a good aging

    University dissertation from Umeå : Omvårdnad

    Author : Björn Nygren; Berit Lundman; Astrid Norberg; Ingegerd Fagerberg; [2006]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; aged; aging; development; health; inner strength; oldest old; resilience; INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AREAS Caring sciences Nursing; TVÄRVETENSKAPLIGA FORSKNINGSOMRÅDEN Vårdvetenskap Omvårdnad;

    Abstract : The overall purpose of this thesis is to describe, explore and illuminate inner strength among the oldest old. The thesis has a salutogenic perspective where strengths and health are in the foreground instead of weakness and ill health. The thesis is part of The Umeå 85+ study and comprises four studies with both quantitative and qualitative data. READ MORE

  2. 2. Understanding "successful aging" : Cultural and migratory perspectives

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Sandra Torres; [2001]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Sociology; sociology. social gerontology; successful aging; value orientations; culture; cross-cultural gerontology; ethnogerontology; migration; Iranian immigrants; culturally-appropriate care; gerontological theory; vignettes; gerontological methods; Sociologi; SOCIAL SCIENCES Social sciences Sociology; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP Socialvetenskap Sociologi; Sociology; sociologi;

    Abstract : This dissertation aims to contribute to the rectification of the atheoretization that characterizes the study of aging and diversity through the formulation and preliminary empirical testing of a culturally-relevant theoretical framework for the study of successful aging. Inspired by the Kluckhohnian approach to the study of cultural variation, the framework hereby proposed posits that there is congruence between the understandings of successful aging that people uphold and the value orientations that they prefer in regards to four topics: man-nature, time, activity and relational. READ MORE

  3. 3. Aging Along the Hippocampal Axis Structure, Function and Whole-brain Connections in Association with Memory

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Kristin Nordin; Hedvig Söderlund; Agneta Herlitz; Jessica Damoiseaux; [2018]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; hippocampus; aging; longitudinal-axis; episodic memory; spatial memory; connectivity; fMRI; Psychology; Psykologi;

    Abstract : Hippocampus-dependent functions display marked reductions in older age, an observation that has led to the extensive study of age effects on hippocampal properties. Even though research indicates that the hippocampus is structurally and functionally heterogeneous along its longitudinal axis, its anterior and posterior regions differentially supporting episodic and spatial memory representations, few studies explicitly consider age effects in relation to axis. READ MORE

  4. 4. On Aging, Behavior and the Role of PA28αβ in Protein Homeostasis

    University dissertation from Göteborgs universitet

    Author : Julia Adelöf; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2020]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Aggregation prevention; Aging; Animal ethics; Cataract; Exploratory behavior; F2 hybrid mice; Healthy aging; Learning and memory; PA28αβ; Proteasome capacity; Sex comparisons; Water-based behavioral tests;

    Abstract : As life expectancy increases, understanding challenges related to the processes of aging are more relevant than ever. Common age-related diseases progress as consequences of accumulative protein damage and protein aggregates. READ MORE

  5. 5. Peroxiredoxins in Redox Signaling and Aging

    University dissertation from Göteborg : Göteborgs universitet

    Author : Friederike Roger; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2017]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Aging; Peroxiredoxin; Redox Signaling; Caloric restriction; light sensing;

    Abstract : Peroxiredoxins have emerged as conserved modulators of the rate of aging in yeast and multicellular organisms and play a role in lifespan extension through the anti-aging intervention caloric restriction. Yet, it is not clear through what mechanism peroxiredoxins extend lifespan. READ MORE