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Committee members: The government didn’t listen to warnings from geriatric researchers

2020-06-24

Leading Swedish geriatric researchers have critisized the Swedish government for not utilizing the special committee for elderly questions that was set up by the same administration in the autumn of 2019. Requests from the committee to play a role in the Covid-19-pandemic have been left unanswered. (In Swedish.)
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Barbro Westerholm highlights the importance of representativeness of older adults in politics

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The NEAR Societal Advisory Board member and the oldest member of the parliament, Barbro Westerholm, is interviewed in “Vetenskapsradion” about the pandemic and the issue of representativeness of older persons in decision-making power. Barbro points out the importance of increased participation of older individuals in politics to counteract ageism in Vetenskapsradion, Sveriges Radio. Read more […]

Sends the wrong signals that some persons are cutting the vaccination line – for the second time

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The NEAR Steering Board member Ingmar Skoog, University of Gothenburg, criticizes that some persons will cut the vaccination line for the second time, before the most vulnerable group has gotten their first vaccination in the daily news site SVT. Read the article

Bengt Winblad on Alzheimer’s Disease: Symptoms, risk factors and heritability

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The NEAR Scientific Advisory Board member, Professor Bengt Winblad, explains the symptomatology, risk factors and heritability for Alzheimer’s Disease in an article in the daily newspaper SVT. He also underscores that basic research on Alzheimer’s Disease needs to be intensified. Read the article