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Ingmar Skoog in TV-show where elderly meet four year-olds

2020-09-29

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 in several of the measured skills, that even surprised Ingmar Skoog and his expert colleague.

Read more at “Akademiliv” from the University of Gothenburg (in Swedish).

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NEAR dissertation: Johan Skoog

2020-12-15

The NEAR researcher Johan Skoog, University of Gothenburg, defended his thesis with the title: “Sleep and cognition in old age: Birth cohort differences, dementia, and biomarkers of Alzheimer’s disease”. The main findings from the thesis imply that 70-year old’s of today have better sleep quality, in terms of insomnia, than 70-year old’s 30 years ago […]

Grants for COVID-19 research on older persons

2020-12-14

The NEAR Steering Board member and PI of SWEOLD, Carin Lennartsson has been granted funding of  2 500 000 SEK from FORMAS to collect data and research materials linked to the COVID-19 pandemic. The project is entitled “The Swedish Panel Study of Living Conditions of the Oldest Old – SWEOLD COVID-19”. The project provides a […]

Steering Board meeting 30 November

2020-12-01

The NEAR Steering Board held an E-meeting on 30 November, lead by its new chair, Kristina Johnell. At the meeting the upcoming application to Vetenskapsrådet (The Swedish Research Council) for a prolongation of the funding was discussed, as well as post doc positions to enhance the ongoing harmonization of data.