In the Media

2 March, 2021

The NEAR Societal Advisory Board member and the oldest member of the parliament, Barbro Westerholm, is interviewed in “Vetenskapsradion” about the pandemic and the issue of representativeness of older persons in decision-making power. Barbro points out the importance of increased participation of older individuals in politics to counteract ageism in Vetenskapsradion, Sveriges Radio. Read more […]

25 February, 2021

The NEAR Steering Board member Ingmar Skoog, University of Gothenburg, criticizes that some persons will cut the vaccination line for the second time, before the most vulnerable group has gotten their first vaccination in the daily news site SVT. Read the article

4 February, 2021

The NEAR Scientific Advisory Board member, Professor Bengt Winblad, explains the symptomatology, risk factors and heritability for Alzheimer’s Disease in an article in the daily newspaper SVT. He also underscores that basic research on Alzheimer’s Disease needs to be intensified. Read the article    

4 February, 2021

The NEAR Steering Board member Ingmar Skoog, University of Gothenburg, harshly criticizes that older individuals who were infected by Covid-19 during hospital visits were sent home to uninfected individuals in risk groups in an article in the daily newspaper DN. Read the article

14 December, 2020

The NEAR Steering Board member Ingmar Skoog,  University of Gothenburg, harshly criticizes the authorities’ actions towards older persons during the beginning of the corona pandemic – and says he is shocked by the ignorance that has been shown. – The knowledge about the elderly was very low this spring, he says in an article in […]

30 November, 2020

Anders Wimo, professor and principal investigator of the NEAR project SNAC- Nordanstig was interviewed on the national television programme “Agenda”. He criticised the low degree of medical exams performed on elderly during the Covid-19 pandemic and called for an increase in staffing of nurses and doctors in Sweden. Watch the interview (in Swedish)

28 October, 2020

NEAR’s director Laura Fratiglioni is interviewed on Swedish science radio on newly found risk factors for dementia development that have been pointed out by the members of a commission for the Scientific journal The Lancet. The three factors: alcohol consumption, traumatic brain injury, and air pollution add to an earlier list of nine factors. The […]

27 October, 2020

In a cultural opinion article in Dagens Nyheter,  signed by NEAR’s Director, Laura Fratiglioni together with two other members of Karolinska Institutet’s special resource group for the health of elderly under the Covid-19 pandemic, urges local authorities to use the their expertise. With more research and education, in cooperation with regional authorities and municipalities, the […]

14 October, 2020

In an article in the largest daily newspaper Dagens Nyheter, the professors Anders Wimo (member of the NEAR steering board) and Bengt Winblad (member of the NEAR scientific advisory board) are strongly critical on the guidelines prescribing opioid substances rather than Oxygen treatment för elderly displaying shortness of breath due to Covid-19. Read the article […]

6 October, 2020

The ARC (Aging Research Center) at Karolinska Institutet, the department that hosts the NEAR initiative, is a cooperation between the institute and the Stockholm university. In a unique collaboration it has invited photo students to document elderly people from the programme SWEOLD . The resulting photos, together with lectures can now be watched online on this […]

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