In the Media

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

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)

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