Doctor of Medicine, University Umeå, 1971. Doctor of Philosophy, University Umeå, 1975.
Docent University Umeå, Umeå, Sweden, 1977—1982, professor geriatric medicine, 1982—1987, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, since 1987. Chief physician geriatric medicine Huddinge Hospital, since 1987. Director Karolinska Institute Sumitomo Pharma.
Alzheimer Center, Novum Research Park, Huddings. Member advisory committee Medical Research Council, 1988—1995. Member Nobel Assembly for medicine Karolinska Institute, since 1988.
Guest professor, Frankfort, Germany, 1995—1996. Honorary professor Beijing University Medical Science, China, 1997. Director Swedish Brain Power Center of Excellence.
Chairman steering committee Axonyx Inc. Former board director NeoTherapeutics Inc. Past chairman Sandoz Foundation for Gerontological Research- Europe.
Member of International Psychogeriatric Association (organized the 2nd International Conference, Umeå, Sweden 1985, organized the 12th International Conference, Stockholm 2005, board director since 2001, former president).
Married Eva Winblad; children: Ulrika, Johanna, Carl.