NEAR presented at the Center for Alzheimer Research morning coffee
2 December, 2021

The Scientific Communicator of NEAR, Linnea Sjöberg, presented NEAR at the virtual morning coffee meeting with the Center for Alzheimer Research (CAR) at Karolinska Institutet (KI), 1 December 2021. The seminar rendered a lot of discussion on the possibilities and potential use of the NEAR data among the participating researchers.[...]

NEAR’s third workshop, 27 October 2021
1 November, 2021

NEAR’s third workshop entitled: ”Methodological issues in harmonizing and pooling of data” was conducted on-site, as well as online with 70 attending participants. It was chaired by Debora Rizzuto. After a short update and welcome addressed by Laura Fratiglioni, Alexander Darin-Mattsson and Xiaonan Hu presented how to conduct a study[...]

Karl Michaëlsson – In most cases vitamin D supplements are unnecessary
19 October, 2021

The NEAR Steering Board member, Karl Michaëlsson, was interviewed in the daily newspaper SVT about vitamin D supplements. Prescriptions of vitamin D has increased by almost a thousand percent in recent years. However, Karl explains that supplements are unnecessary if you don’t have any deficiencies. Read the article in SVT

Steering Board meeting 6 October
19 October, 2021

The NEAR Steering Board held an E-meeting on October 6. At the meeting, various topics were discussed, such as procedures for handling NEAR applications, user-fees, renewal of the NEAR infrastructure grant, and future activities in NEAR. 

Ingmar Skoog – “An encroachment with isolation and a restraining order”
12 October, 2021

The NEAR Steering Board member, Ingmar Skoog, participated in SVT to discuss the increasingly frequent spread of COVID-19 infections in nursing homes. The development raises some concerns, but Senior Professor Ingmar Skoog still does not want to go back to stricter restrictions: “It’s an encroachment with isolation and restraining order”.[...]

SNAC Newsletter – 2021
6 October, 2021

The newsletter of the Swedish National study on Aging and Care (SNAC), 2021 has been published. SNAC includes the local databases of NEAR – Kungsholmen (SNAC-K), Blekinge (SNAC-B), Nordanstig (SNAC-N), and Skåne (SNAC-S). Read newsletter here (in Swedish)  

Miia Kivipelto – How to prevent Alzheimer’s Disease
2 October, 2021

The NEAR Scientific Advisory Board member, Miia Kivipelto, participated in TV4 Nyhetsmorgon where she talked about the latest research updates on Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and how to prevent it.     Watch the program here

Online research seminar: Multidisciplinary Care For Older People
30 September, 2021

The NEAR Director, Laura Fratiglioni had the opening lecture with the title: “Aging research: achievements, current challenges and future perspectives” at the Swetaly Ageing online research seminar 28 September 2021. The host for the research seminar was University of Gothenburg.  Program

Sex differences in dementia and response to a lifestyle intervention: Evidence from Nordic population-based studies and a prevention trial.
27 September, 2021

Women have higher rates of dementia but the reasons for this are unclear Women have shown higher rates of dementia than men, but the underlying reasons for this sex discrepancy has not been entirely understood. The goal of this study was to assess sex differences in the risk for dementia,[...]

NEAR has been approved renewal of the research infrastructure grant by the Swedish Research Council (VR)!
27 September, 2021

We are happy to announce that the National E-infrastructure for Aging Research (NEAR) received the renewal of the research infrastructure grant by the Swedish Research Council (VR) for the period 2023-2028. Laura Fratiglioni, current NEAR Director, expresses her satisfaction and states: “This second grant allows us to consolidate and expand[...]

Deadline: 3 January 2022 – NEAR is looking for a Database Coordinator
22 September, 2021

NEAR is looking for a Database Coordinator where the primary task is to enhance the performance of the organization’s database included in the National E-Infrastructure on Aging Research (NEAR). The Database Coordinator will be responsible in implementing standardized database management procedures, and overseeing the installation, security, and upgrading of the[...]

Anders Wimo in the World Alzheimer Report and Global status report on the public health response to dementia
21 September, 2021

The NEAR Steering Board member, Anders Wimo, has contributed to the “World Alzheimer Report 2021 – Journey through the diagnosis of dementia”, released by the Alzheimer’s Disease International and the “Global status report on the public health response to dementia”, released by the World Health Organization (WHO), 2021. Anders has[...]