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NEAR presented at webinar about older adults’ health
24 February, 2022

The Scientific Communicator of NEAR, Linnea Sjöberg, presented NEAR and talked about older adults’ health at a seminar arranged by Länsnykterhetsförbundet, Västra Götaland on 24 February, 2022.  Around 200 persons attended the seminar and it rendered discussions on the importance of studying health in older persons, aging in Sweden and[...]

Ingmar Skoog has started a podcast: “25% with Palmgren and Skoog”
21 February, 2022

The NEAR Steering Board member, Ingmar Skoog, has started a Swedish podcast together with the journalist Anders Palmgren entitled: “25% with Palmgren and Skoog”. 25% with Palmgren and Skoog is a podcast that addresses the view of older persons (65+ years) and wants to start a debate on important issues[...]

Miia Kivipelto – “Five ways to decrease your risk of dementia”
21 February, 2022

The NEAR Scientific Advisory Board member, Miia Kivipelto, was interviewed in the daily newspaper DN on how to decrease your dementia risk. Miia explains that the FINGER method is a toolbox with five concrete things you can do to reduce your risk of dementia, and the best effect is achieved[...]

Deadline: 18 February 2022 – NEAR is looking for a Scientific Communicator
7 February, 2022

NEAR is looking for a Scientific Communicator where the primary task is to promote and facilitate ongoing communication and support for the National E-Infrastructure on Aging Research (NEAR). The assignment includes: continuously work with the project’s own website (WordPress), as well as with news and calendar events related to the[...]

Miia Kivipelto – New book “How to decrease the risk for Alzheimer’s Disease”
20 December, 2021

The NEAR Scientific Advisory Board member, Miia Kivipelto, participated in TV4 Nyhetsmorgon where she talked about her new book release on how to decrease the risk for Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), which she has written together with Professor Mai-Lis Hellénius.   Watch the program here

NEAR presented at the 7th annual Big Data Conference at Linnaeus University
2 December, 2021

The Database Coordinator of NEAR, Alexander Darin-Mattsson presented NEAR at the 7th annual Big Data Conference at Linnaeus University Centre for Data Intensive Sciences and Applications (DISA) in Växjö, Sweden, 1 December 2021.   

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)