In the Media

5 October, 2020

Professor Anders Wimo, member of the NEAR steering board, criticizes the guidelines formulated by Region Stockholm at the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. By prioritizing elderly in certain groups for hospital care, those with dementia (who constitute a majority of persons within elderly care living in retirement homes) were left out. Read the opinion piece […]

4 October, 2020

The daily Dagens Nyheter has interviewed two researchers on the societal attitudes towards the elderly in Sweden. Professor Ingmar Skoog, Gothenburg university and member of the NEAR steering board, is surprised over the ‘youth culture’ that is still predominant in Sweden, since today’s elderly are so much healthier and active than before. Media and Journalism […]

29 September, 2020

Professor Ingmar Skoog, from the University of Gothenburg and the NEAR Steering board, serves as one of two experts in a TV-show where elderly at a nursing home meet with four year-olds. It was recorded before the Covid-19 pandemic, and the participating elderly were tested before and after the six-week experiment. They showed remarkable improvements […]

1 September, 2020

The NEAR steering group member Ingmar Skoog, Gothenburg University, criticizes the maintained recommendations for 70+ individuals in Sweden, put forward by the Swedish public health authority. He opines that those showing no symptoms should be allowed to live by the same rules as the rest of the population, i.e. wash hands and keep distance. See […]

3 July, 2020

The Director of NEAR, Laura Fratiglioni, together with four other Geriatric researchers, demand a more active restraint of the Covid-19 virus spread in Swedish health and elderly care, in an opinion article in the Swedish daily newspaper Svenska Dagbladet. (In Swedish.) Read the article

26 June, 2020

NEAR’s director Laura Fratiglioni was interviewed in “Rapport” on Swedish public TV about the administration of morphine to elderly in case of breathing difficulties. See the interview here (in Swedish).    

24 June, 2020

Leading Swedish geriatric researchers have critisized the Swedish government for not utilizing the special committee for elderly questions that was set up by the same administration in the autumn of 2019. Requests from the committee to play a role in the Covid-19-pandemic have been left unanswered. (In Swedish.) Read more and listen

4 June, 2020

Ingmar Skoog, PI and member of the NEAR Steering Board, is interviewed in Altinget (in Swedish).

18 May, 2020

Laura Fratiglioni and Ingmar Skoog from the NEAR collaboration are among the experts interviewed in “Vetenskapsradion På djupet” on the problems with the spread of Covid-19 among the most vulnerable, elderly people in Sweden (In Swedish). Click on the image or listen here.

13 May, 2020

Carin Lennartsson, PI of the NEAR-associated project SWEOLD, is interviewed on Swedish Television on the growing problems with social isolation for the elderly in the Covid-19 risk groups. (Click the picture to view the clip. In Swedish.) She is also featured in an article (in Swedish), commenting on the myth that Swedish elderly are the […]