The Queen attends King Gustaf V and Queen Victoria's Foundation of Freemasons' 100th anniversary celebrations

The Queen is welcomed to Sophiahemmet by Peter Möller, Physician to The King and Chairman of the Foundation. Photo: Malin Bondeson

On Friday 25 February, The Queen attended King Gustaf V and Queen Victoria's Foundation of Freemasons' 100th anniversary celebrations at Sophiahemmet in Stockholm.
The foundation was founded in 1911, and aims to make life easier for the elderly. The foundation originally ran a home for the elderly, but was reorganised in 1980 and came to focus increasingly on supporting research for the elderly within three main areas: degenerative brain diseases, cardiovascular diseases and nursing research.
 
The 100th anniversary was marked with a seminar about the foundation and its work, and about the themes that form the focus of the foundation's work.
 
The Queen also presented the foundation's Medal of Merit.
 
Professor Emeritus Håkan Eriksson was the moderator for the second seminar, which included the following talks:
  • Fluid analyses — from research to methods for diagnosing and indicating Alzheimer's disease, by Professor Kaj Blennow, Gothenburg
  • The importance of staff for good quality geriatric care, by Professor Anna-Karin Edberg, Lund
  • How can we counter involuntary movements in L-DOPA treatment of patients with Parkinson's disease? by Professor Ingrid Strömberg, Umeå
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease — the big woman's disease of the future, by Professor Thomas Sandström, Umeå
  • Coronary artery disease in women, by Professor Karin Schenck-Gustafsson, Stockholm