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Anders Rydström

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Neuropsychologist with MSc in psychology. Currently a PhD student at Karolinska Institute with a cross-disciplinary focus on Epidemiology, Psychology and Neuroscience.


My research activity is based mainly in the Division of Clinical Geriatrics at Karolinska Institute but is enabled through a scientific collaboration between the Aging Research Center, Karolinska Institutet/Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden and the National Institute of Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland. 

My current research focuses on investigating different aspects of mental stimulation as a protective factor for dementia and Alzheimer's disease. My main focus has so far been using occupational complexity as a measure of life-time mental stimulation to see how it affects late-life cognition. Furthermore I'm conducting research on how previous mental stimulation affects the outcome of RCTs for cognitive decline. And the methodological challenges within RCTs that may arise from not accounting for characteristics like life-time mental stimulation. 


2013: MSc Psychology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden

2014: Licensed psychologist, Sweden. 


Akademiska priser och utmärkelser

Mind & Life Summer Research Institute Junior Fellow.

Gun & Bertil Sthones Foundation research stipend.