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New report: 70 is the new 50

2020-06-03

The Swedish Delegation for Senior Labour has published a new report: “70 is the new 50”, written by Professor Ingmar Skoog at the University of Gothenburg, who’s a member of the NEAR Steering Board.

The report builds on results from the H70 database  studies in Gothenburg and shows that today’s 70–75 year olds are much more healthy and active than some decades ago. Many are able to stay in the workforce well beyond the present retirement age (65–67 years in Sweden).

Read the press release and report (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.