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Online-application
2 March, 2021

General instructions on how to apply for NEAR data To apply for access to the databases, you need to fill in the application form at NEAR platform and submit online (Please take note that you need to register before you are able to submit the data request application), in which[...]

Barbro Westerholm highlights the importance of representativeness of older adults in politics
2 March, 2021

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[...]

2 March, 2021

Prevalence and Incidence of Atrial Fibrillation and Other Arrhythmias in the General Older Population: Findings From the Swedish National Study on Aging and Care The goal was to study the occurrence and new cases of arrhythmias in older individuals aged 60 years and older over 6 years. Four population-based studies:[...]

Sends the wrong signals that some persons are cutting the vaccination line – for the second time
25 February, 2021

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

Collaborations
24 February, 2021

NEAR has various national and international collaborations with other infrastructures and consortium. Below is a list of these major collaborators with NEAR. In Sweden. Two major national infrastructures: SHARE-Sweden (Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement) and SIMPLER (Swedish Infrastructure for Medical Population-based Life-course and Environmental Research) are collaborators to NEAR.[...]

NEAR results: Newly created screening tool to detect older adults at risk of falling for the first time
24 February, 2021

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[...]

24 February, 2021

Predictive performance of the FIF screening tool in 2 cohorts of community-living older adults Lack of screening tools to detect first time injurious falls in older adults More than 50% of all injury-related hospital admissions among persons aged 65 years and older are due to injurious falls. However, there is[...]

23 February, 2021

Detection of dementia cases in two Swedish health registers: a validation study The aim of this study was to compare the agreement of dementia diagnoses between the National Patient Register and the Cause of Death Register, with dementia diagnoses from six Swedish population-based studies. Five NEAR population-based studies: SATSA, OCTO-Twin,[...]

NEAR results: Declining trend in new cases of dementia over 25 years in Stockholm
23 February, 2021

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[...]

Research
22 February, 2021

NEAR results: Being married and living with someone can buffer the negative effects of low mood on risk of dementia
22 February, 2021

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[...]

Covid-19 NEAR
22 February, 2021

Aspects of rehabilitation after Covid-19 in older people – a European perspective KI´s resource team “for the health of the population of older people during COVID-19” will hold a webinar where researchers from Belgium, Italy and Sweden will present follow-up data and other negative consequences on older peoples’ health due[...]