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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.


Gender analysis of the frequency and course of depressive disorders and relationship with personality traits in general population: A prospective cohort study.


Mayneris-Perxachs J, Castells-Nobau A, Arnoriaga-Rodríguez M, Garre-Olmo J, Puig J, Ramos R, Martínez-Hernández F, Burokas A, Coll C, Moreno-Navarrete JM, Zapata-Tona C, Pedraza S, Pérez-Brocal V, Ramió-Torrentà L, Ricart W, Moya A, Martínez-García M, Maldonado R, Fernández-Real JM

Caudovirales bacteriophages are associated with improved executive function and memory in flies, mice, and humans.

CELL HOST & MICROBE, 2022, 30, 340

Presence of Blastocystis in gut microbiota is associated with cognitive traits and decreased executive function.

ISME JOURNAL, 2022, 16, 2181-2197

Longitudinal effect of dementia carers' sense of coherence on burden.


DPP9 as a Potential Novel Mediator in Gastrointestinal Virus Infection.

Antioxidants, 2022, 11

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

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
Competitive projects
Codi oficial: PI19/00998 Start date:01/01/2020 Data fi: 30/06/2024 Investigador/a principal: JOSEP GARRE OLMO Organisme finançador: INSTITUTO DE SALUD CARLOS III Ajuda: 55,660 €
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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