In the Media

Opinion article: Age should not decide who receives intensive care

2020-04-16

NEAR PI:s and other Swedish aging researchers wrote an opinion piece for Sweden’s largest newspaper Aftonbladet, regarding age discrimination during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Barbro Westerholm highlights the importance of representativeness of older adults in politics

2021-03-02

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 […]

Sends the wrong signals that some persons are cutting the vaccination line – for the second time

2021-02-25

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

Bengt Winblad on Alzheimer’s Disease: Symptoms, risk factors and heritability

2021-02-04

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