Background/EducationPhD in Aging Research – Focus Epidemiology; MSc Epidemiology; MSc Psychology.
Research profile/Current workI have a background in both psychology (BA, MSc) and epidemiology (MSc) and I’m specialized in aging research with a PhD on the epidemiology of cognitive impairment. My long-standing research interests include the study of the differential contribution of genetic, psychiatric, psychosocial, somatic, and life-style factors to the development and progression to dementia of objective and subjective cognitive impairment (CIND and SCI) in the Swedish general elderly population. Current work focuses on predictors and correlates of subjective and objective labor market exit (LME), as well as on the study of subjective and objective health outcomes of retirement in older adults from Swedish and International occupational cohorts.
DissertationCognitive Impairment in the Non demented Elderly: Occurrence, Risk Factors, Progression, 2011
Selected publicationsCaracciolo B, Gatz M, Xu W, Pedersen N, Fratiglioni L. Differential distribution of subjective and objective cognitive impairment in the population: a nation-wide twin-study. Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease (JAD); 2012 Jan 10 [Epub ahead of print].
Caracciolo B, Bäckman L, Monastero R, Winblad B, Fratiglioni L. The symptom of low mood in the prodromal stage of mild cognitive impairment and dementia: a cohort study of a community dwelling elderly population. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry 2011; 82: 788-793.
Xu W, Caracciolo B, Wang HX, et al. Accelerated progression from mild cognitive impairment to dementia in people with diabetes. Diabetes 2010; 59: 2928-2935.
Caracciolo B, Palmer K, Monastero R, Winblad B, Backman L, Fratiglioni L. Occurrence of cognitive impairment and dementia in the community: a 9-year-long prospective study. Neurology 2008; 70: 1778-1785.
Giaquinto S, Spiridigliozzi C, Caracciolo B. Can faith protect from emotional distress after stroke? Stroke 2007; 38: 993-997.