NEAR’s director Laura Fratiglioni is interviewed on Swedish science radio on newly found risk factors for dementia development that have been pointed out by the members of a commission for the Scientific journal The Lancet. The three factors: alcohol consumption, traumatic brain injury, and air pollution add to an earlier list of nine factors. The twelve risk factors are responsible for around 40% of all dementia occurence.
The newly determined factors can be relieved by change in living habits or stricter legislation.
The NEAR Steering Board member, Karl Michaëlsson, was interviewed in the daily newspaper SVT about vitamin D supplements. Prescriptions of vitamin D has increased by almost a thousand percent in recent years. However, Karl explains that supplements are unnecessary if you don’t have any deficiencies. Read the article in SVT
The NEAR Steering Board member, Ingmar Skoog, participated in SVT to discuss the increasingly frequent spread of COVID-19 infections in nursing homes. The development raises some concerns, but Senior Professor Ingmar Skoog still does not want to go back to stricter restrictions: “It’s an encroachment with isolation and restraining order”. Photo: SVT Watch the […]
The newsletter of the Swedish National study on Aging and Care (SNAC), 2021 has been published. SNAC includes the local databases of NEAR – Kungsholmen (SNAC-K), Blekinge (SNAC-B), Nordanstig (SNAC-N), and Skåne (SNAC-S). Read newsletter here (in Swedish)