In the Media

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)  

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 […]

30 April, 2021

The NEAR Steering Board member, Ingmar Skoog, and NEAR Societal Advisory Board member, Barbro Westerholm, participated in SVT Forum, 30th of April, where they discussed ageism in Sweden. Watch the program here (starts 3 hours and 3 min into the program)

24 April, 2021

The NEAR Steering Board member Ingmar Skoog, University of Gothenburg, understands the joy of finally getting to meet children and grandchildren for those who have been vaccinated. However, he wants to point out that one still has to be careful: “Even if you are protected from severe disease, one should not run around and hug […]

7 April, 2021

Ingmar Skoog has been elected “Senior of the Year 2020” by the membership magazine SPF Seniorerna. The jury’s motivation: Ingmar Skoog has persistently raised his voice for older individuals. To protect older adults, both during the pandemic as well as under normal circumstances, one needs to have deep knowledge of aging. Ingmar has this knowledge […]

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

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