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Ingmar Skoog critizises the Coronavirus recommendations for 70+ individuals in Sweden

2020-09-01

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 the interview (in Swedish)

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NEAR results: Newly created screening tool to detect older adults at risk of falling for the first time

2021-02-24

NEAR-based study has created and validated a first-time injurious fall (FIF) screening tool to identify older adults at risk of falling over a 5-year period. Two NEAR population-based studies: the Swedish National Study on Aging and Care in Skåne (SNAC-S) and Blekinge (SNAC-B), n=2766, were used to validate the FIF screening tool. The FIF tool […]

NEAR results: Declining trend in new cases of dementia over 25 years in Stockholm

2021-02-23

NEAR-based study explored whether the rate of new cases of dementia has changed from 1987-2013 in persons aged 75 years or over. Two NEAR population-based studies: the Kungsholmen Project (KP; n =1473, 1987-1998) and the Swedish National Study on Aging and Care in Kungsholmen (SNAC-K; n= 1,746, 2001-2013) were used to examine this. Decline in […]

NEAR results: Being married and living with someone can buffer the negative effects of low mood on risk of dementia

2021-02-22

NEAR-based study explored whether low mood is related to an increased dementia risk and whether marital status and living situation can alter this association. Two NEAR population-based studies: the Kungsholmen Project (KP; n = 1,197) and the Swedish National Study on Aging and Care in Kungsholmen (SNAC-K; n= 1,402) were used to examine this. Low […]