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 larger brain volumes than less educated persons, but their brains shrink at the same rate throughout life.
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)
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 […]
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 […]