Lena Dahlberg is Associate Professor in social work and has been based at Dalarna University since 2009. She is also a senior researcher at Aging Research Center (Karolinska Institutet and Stockholm University). Her primary research interests include social exclusion and loneliness in old age, and inequalities in access to formal and informal care.
Previously, she has worked at Stockholm Gerontology Research Center (research assistant, 1994-1995), Dalarna Research Institute (researcher and director of the Gerontology Centre,1995-2004 and 2009-2012) and Sheffield Hallam University, England (researcher,deputy director and acting director for Centre for Research and Evaluation, and researcher at Centre for Health and Social Care Research, 2004-2009). She was awarded her PhD in 2004 (Dept. of Political Science, Stockholm University). Her thesis concerned the interaction between local authorities and voluntary organisations in the provision of support for informal carers of older people.
Coordinate (teChnology tO suppORt DecIsioN-making about Ageing aT homE)
Identification and evaluation of support needs for spouse caregivers of persons with dementia
Loneliness and health among older adults in the Nordic countries
Managing time with dementia - Effects of time assistive products on time processing ability, daily time management and well-being in people with dementia
Pushed to the edge of society: Social exclusion among older women and men in Sweden
- A systematic review of longitudinal risk factors for loneliness in older adults, Aging & Mental Health, 2021, 1-25. Article : refereed. .
- Loneliness during the COVID-19 pandemic., Aging & Mental Health, 2021. Article : refereed. .
- A critical review and development of a conceptual model of exclusion from social relations for older people, European Journal of Ageing, 2020, Vol. 17, No. 1, 3-19. Article : refereed. .
- Ensamhet bland äldre personer i Norden, 2020. Report. .
- Trends and gender associations in social exclusion in older adults in Sweden over two decades, Archives of gerontology and geriatrics (Print), 2020, Vol. 89. Article : refereed. .