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27 October, 2020

In a cultural opinion article in Dagens Nyheter,  signed by NEAR’s Director, Laura Fratiglioni together with two other members of Karolinska Institutet’s special resource group for the health of elderly under the Covid-19 pandemic, urges local authorities to use the their expertise. With more research and education, in cooperation with regional authorities and municipalities, the […]

15 October, 2020

The webinar “Medical care of elderly during the Covid-19 pandemic, with eight months of experience” took place online on 12 October. The webinar (in English and Swedish) can be watched in full length below and the program here. It was introduced by Professor Maria Eriksdotter and Ole Petter Ottersen, President of Karolinska Institutet. The opening […]

15 October, 2020

In an article in the largest daily newspaper Dagens Nyheter, the professors Anders Wimo (member of the NEAR steering board) and Bengt Winblad (member of the NEAR scientific advisory board) are strongly critical on the guidelines prescribing opioid substances rather than Oxygen treatment för elderly displaying shortness of breath due to Covid-19. Read the article […]

6 October, 2020

The resource group for elderly’s health with regard to Covid-19 at Karolinska Institutet is offering a lunch webinar on Monday, 12 October, at 11:45AM–1:30 PM. NEAR’s director, Laura Fratiglioni, will co-moderate the session on experiences from Finland. The webinar will be held both in English and Swedish (for regional reporting). Programme and Zoom-link

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 […]

1 October, 2020

The NEAR Director and Professor Laura Fratiglioni, NEAR Database Coordinator Alexander Darin-Mattsson, PhD, and the NEAR Scientific Coordinator and Associate Professor Debora Rizzuto are among the authors of the report entitled: “Beyond chronological age – Risk profiles, frailty and multimorbidity and vulnerability for Covid-19″ ” in Forte’s new series “Forte Fokus”. The long-term consequences of […]

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 […]

4 July, 2020

The Swedish Research Council has decided on grants regarding the call för COVID-19 research. NEAR’s Director Laura Fratiglioni received 1.68 MSEK för her application into “Indirect damage of COVID-19 in the elderly: short-term and long-term health effects of the outbreak of the epidemic” Read more

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