In the Media

Spending too little money on preventing ill-health can lower welfare benefits

2021-09-06

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 health budget on disease prevention. They conclude that preventing and delaying onset of chronic and serious diseases can save the individual a lot of suffering, while reducing the burden and cost of overall healthcare.

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Read the article in DN

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It’s never too late to learn new things

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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 […]

Ingmar Skoog – Host of the Swedish radio program “Sommar” in P1

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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, […]

Higher education does not influence brain aging

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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 […]