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The scientific challenge of the Aging, Disability and Health Research Group is the research of socio-demographic, clinical and epidemiological determinants of normal and pathological aging and disability and dependence.

Main lines of research

Line 1. Clinical characteristics and consequences of pathological aging associated with dementia

  • Cognitive deterioration
  • Psychological and behavioural disorders
  • Quality of life of patients
  • Burden and quality of life in caregivers for patients with disability and dependence


Line 2. Development, adaptation, validation and grading of psychometric instruments for the measurement of variables related to aging (normal and pathological) and disability

  • Neuropsychological tests
  • Result Scales and Questionnaires (quality of life and clinical evaluation)


Line 3. Epidemiology of dementia and aging

  • Epidemiological surveillance of dementia
  • Descriptive and analytical epidemiology of normal and pathological aging


Strategic objectives

Consolidation as a reference group in the field of normal and pathological aging.


Escrichs A, Biarnes C, Garre-Olmo J, Fernández-Real JM, Ramos R, Pamplona R, Brugada R, Serena J, Ramió-Torrentà L, Coll-De-Tuero G, Gallart L, Barretina J, Vilanova JC, Mayneris-Perxachs J, Essig M, Figley CR, Pedraza S, Puig J, Deco G

Whole-Brain Dynamics in Aging: Disruptions in Functional Connectivity and the Role of the Rich Club.

CEREBRAL CORTEX, 2021, 31, 2466-2481

Garre-Olmo J, Turró-Garriga O, Martí-Lluch R, Zacarías-Pons L, Alves-Cabratosa L, Serrano-Sarbosa D, Vilalta-Franch J, Ramos R, Girona Healthy Region Study Group

Changes in lifestyle resulting from confinement due to COVID-19 and depressive symptomatology: A cross-sectional a population-based study.

COMPREHENSIVE PSYCHIATRY, 2021, 104, 152214-152214

Arnoriaga-Rodríguez M, Mayneris-Perxachs J, Contreras-Rodríguez O, Burokas A, Ortega-Sanchez JA, Blasco G, Coll C, Biarnés C, Castells-Nobau A, Puig J, Garre-Olmo J, Ramos R, Pedraza S, Brugada R, Vilanova JC, Serena J, Barretina J, Gich J, Pérez-Brocal V, Moya A, Fernández-Real X, Ramio-Torrentà L, Pamplona R, Sol J, Jové M, Ricart W, Portero-Otin M, Maldonado R, Fernández-Real JM

Obesity-associated deficits in inhibitory control are phenocopied to mice through gut microbiota changes in one-carbon and aromatic amino acids metabolic pathways.

Gut, 2021, 70, 2283-2296

Calvo F, Turró-Garriga O, Carbonell X

Evaluation of the efficacy of WhatsApp through a harm reduction intervention group for injecting drug users.

Adicciones, 2021, 1329-1329

Puig J, Biarnes C, Pedraza S, Vilanova JC, Pamplona R, Fernández-Real JM, Brugada R, Ramos R, Coll-De-Tuero G, Calvo-Perxas L, Serena J, Ramió-Torrentà L, Gich J, Gallart L, Portero-Otin M, Alberich-Bayarri A, Jimenez-Pastor A, Camacho-Ramos E, Mayneris-Perxachs J, Pineda V, Font R, Prats-Puig A, Gacto ML, Deco G, Escrichs A, Clotet B, Paredes R, Negredo E, Triaire B, Rodríguez M, Heredia-Escámez A, Coronado R, de Graaf W, Prevost V, Mitulescu A, Daunis-I-Estadella P, Thió-Henestrosa S, Miralles F, Ribas-Ripoll V, Puig-Domingo M, Essig M, Figley CR, Figley TD, Albensi B, Ashraf A, Reiber JHC, Schifitto G, Md Nasir U, Leiva-Salinas C, Wintermark M, Nael K, Vilalta-Franch J, Barretina J, Garre-Olmo J

The Aging Imageomics Study: rationale, design and baseline characteristics of the study population.


Turró-Garriga O, Conde-Sala JL, Viñas V, Turon-Estrada A, Cullell-Juncà M, Calvó-Perxas L, Juvinyà-Canal D, Mioshi E, Garre-Olmo J

Antonovsky's sense of coherence and resistance resources reduce perception of burden in family carers of people with Alzheimer's disease.

AGING & MENTAL HEALTH, 2020, 24, 1-9

Conde-Sala JL, Garre-Olmo J

Early parental death and psychosocial risk factors for dementia: A case-control study in Europe.


Conde-Sala JL, Garre-Olmo J, Calvó-Perxas L, Turró-Garriga O, Vilalta-Franch J, López-Pousa S

CAUSES, mortality rates and risk factors of death in community-dwelling Europeans aged 50 years and over: Results from the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe 2013-2015.


Turró-Garriga O, Viñas-Díez V, Conde-Sala JL, Calvó-Perxas L, Cullell-Juncà M, Mas-Vall-Llosera G, Flaqué M, Turon-Estrada A, Juvinyà-Canal D, Mioshi E, Garre-Olmo J

Caregivers' Sense of Coherence: Implications on Direct and Indirect Costs of Dementia Care.


Janssen O, Vos SJB, García-Negredo G, Tochel C, Gustavsson A, Smith M, Ly A, Nelson M, Baldwin H, Sudlow C, Bexelius C, Jindra C, Vaci N, Bauermeister S, Gallacher J, Ponjoan A, Dufouil C, Garre Olmo J, Pedersen L, Skoog I, Hottgenroth A, Visser PJ, van der Lei J, Diaz C

Real-world evidence in Alzheimer's disease: The ROADMAP Data Cube.

ALZHEIMERS & DEMENTIA, 2020, 16, 461-471
Competitive projects
Codi oficial: PI19/00998 Start date:01/01/2020 Data fi: 31/12/2022 Investigador/a principal: JOSEP GARRE OLMO Organisme finançador: INSTITUTO DE SALUD CARLOS III Ajuda: 55,660 €
Codi oficial: SLT006/17/00234 Start date:01/01/2018 Data fi: 31/12/2021 Investigador/a principal: JOSEP GARRE OLMO Organisme finançador: GENERALITAT DE CATALUNYA Ajuda: 39,588.97 €
Codi oficial: PI17/00029 Start date:01/01/2018 Data fi: 31/12/2021 Investigador/a principal: ORIOL TURRO GARRIGA Organisme finançador: INSTITUTO DE SALUD CARLOS III Ajuda: 44,770 €
Guies clíniques

- Turró-Garriga O, Calvó-Perxas L, Vilalta-Franch J, Hernández-Ferrándiz M, Flaqué M, Linares M, Cullell M, Gich J, Casas I, Perkal H, Garre-Olmo J; Registry of Dementia of Girona Study Group (ReDeGi Study Group). Adherence to Clinical Practice Guidelines during Dementia Work-Up in a Real-World Setting: A Study from the Registry of Dementias of Girona. Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. 2017;59(3):997-1007

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