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6 October, 2020

The daily Dagens Nyheter has interviewed two researchers on the societal attitudes towards the elderly in Sweden. Professor Ingmar Skoog, Gothenburg university and member of the NEAR steering board, is surprised over the ‘youth culture’ that is still predominant in Sweden, since today’s elderly are so much healthier and active than before. Media and Journalism […]

6 October, 2020

The ARC (Aging Research Center) at Karolinska Institutet, the department that hosts the NEAR initiative, is a cooperation between the institute and the Stockholm university. In a unique collaboration it has invited photo students to document elderly people from the programme SWEOLD . The resulting photos, together with lectures can now be watched online on this […]

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 […]

29 September, 2020

NEAR’s second scientific workshop was conducted remotely over Zoom with 82 connected participants. It was chaired by Debora Rizzuto. After a short update and welcome address by Laura Fratiglioni, Johan Skoog from the University of Gothenburg presented the NEAR sleep disturbance and cognition project, an ongoing cooperation between researchers in the H70, KP&SNAC-K, GÅS/SNAC-S, CAIDE […]

24 September, 2020

The NEAR steering board held its second meeting 2020 on the 23rd of September on Zoom, directly after the NEAR workshop.

8 September, 2020

We are happy to announce that NEAR will hold its second workshop 23d of September online. You are more than welcome to participate! Link to Zoom meeting: https://ki-se.zoom.us/j/62280692747   Welcome to the second NEAR Workshop, at 13:00–15:00 Chair:Debora Rizzuto, NEAR Scientific Coordinator, Assistant professor in epidemiology   13:00–13:15 Welcome and update Laura Fratiglioni, Professor at KI, […]

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