In the Media

20 December, 2021

The NEAR Scientific Advisory Board member, Miia Kivipelto, participated in TV4 Nyhetsmorgon where she talked about her new book release on how to decrease the risk for Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), which she has written together with Professor Mai-Lis Hellénius.   Watch the program here

19 October, 2021

The NEAR Steering Board member, Karl Michaëlsson, was interviewed in the daily newspaper SVT about vitamin D supplements. Prescriptions of vitamin D has increased by almost a thousand percent in recent years. However, Karl explains that supplements are unnecessary if you don’t have any deficiencies. Read the article in SVT

12 October, 2021

The NEAR Steering Board member, Ingmar Skoog, participated in SVT to discuss the increasingly frequent spread of COVID-19 infections in nursing homes. The development raises some concerns, but Senior Professor Ingmar Skoog still does not want to go back to stricter restrictions: “It’s an encroachment with isolation and restraining order”.   Photo: SVT Watch the […]

6 October, 2021

The newsletter of the Swedish National study on Aging and Care (SNAC), 2021 has been published. SNAC includes the local databases of NEAR – Kungsholmen (SNAC-K), Blekinge (SNAC-B), Nordanstig (SNAC-N), and Skåne (SNAC-S). Read newsletter here (in Swedish)  

2 October, 2021

The NEAR Scientific Advisory Board member, Miia Kivipelto, participated in TV4 Nyhetsmorgon where she talked about the latest research updates on Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and how to prevent it.     Watch the program here

21 September, 2021

The NEAR Steering Board member, Anders Wimo, has contributed to the “World Alzheimer Report 2021 – Journey through the diagnosis of dementia”, released by the Alzheimer’s Disease International and the “Global status report on the public health response to dementia”, released by the World Health Organization (WHO), 2021. Anders has written chapters about cost factors […]

6 September, 2021

The NEAR Scientific Advisory Board member, Professor Miia Kivipelto, has written a debate article together with three Professors from KI on the importance of investing in prevention of major public health diseases such as, dementia, cardiovascular diseases, and diabetes type 2.  They propose that the regions of the country spend an additional 1% of the […]

23 August, 2021

The NEAR Steering Board member, Lars Nyberg, was interviewed in the daily newspaper DN on the aging brain and learning processes. Lars explains that we can learn new things throughout life, however at a slower pace, as compared to younger adults. Therefore, more time and practice may be needed but trying new things can be […]

20 August, 2021

The NEAR Steering Board member, Ingmar Skoog, was one of the hosts of the well-known program entitled “Sommar” (Summer) on the Swedish radio program P1, 2 August 2021. Among other things, Ingmar talked about the Covid-19 pandemic, which has revealed poor knowledge on health- and social related aspects of older persons by politicians and authorities, […]

4 May, 2021

The NEAR Steering Board member, Lars Nyberg, was interviewed on Swedish science radio (“Vetenskapsradion”) about his newly published study in PNAS, which found that higher education does not influence brain aging. The study includes more than 2000 individuals from several European countries from the Lifebrain consortium. The study found that highly educated individuals have slightly […]

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