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9 March, 2021

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, GENDER, SNAC-K, and KP were used to examine this, as well as[...]

Covid-19 data collected within NEAR
9 March, 2021

The local databases in NEAR: H-70, SNAC-K, SNAC-N, SNAC-B, SHARE-Sweden, and SWEOLD are collecting data on Covid-19. The Gothenburg H70 Birth Cohort Studies started collecting Covid-19 data via surveys between December 2020 and January 2021, where 1103 participated who were 75-76 years old and born 1944 were included. This was[...]

Sleep disturbances and later cognitive status: a multi-centre study
4 March, 2021

The goal of this study was to investigate the relationship between sleep disturbances in mid- and late-life with cognitive status in older adults. Three NEAR population-based studies: H70 study, Kungsholmen Project (KP) and the Swedish Panel Study of Living Conditions of the Oldest Old (SWEOLD) were used to investigate this,[...]

Sleep disturbances and dementia risk: A multicenter study
4 March, 2021

The goal of this study was to examine whether sleep disturbances in midlife and late-life were associated with a higher dementia risk in older adults. This was assessed through the use of two NEAR population-based studies: the Kungsholmen Project and H70 study, as well as the Finnish study CAIDE (Cardiovascular[...]

Informal and formal care for persons living in ordinary housing – changes and interplay from 2001-2015 in the SNAC project
4 March, 2021

The aim of this report was to examine the extent of informal and formal care for individuals who live in ordinary housing in Sweden. This goal was accomplished by the use of four NEAR population-based studies: the Swedish National Study on Aging and Care in Kungsholmen (SNAC-K), Nordanstig (SNAC-N), Skåne[...]

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[...]

Prevalence and Incidence of Atrial Fibrillation and Other Arrhythmias in the General Older Population: Findings From the Swedish National Study on Aging and Care
2 March, 2021

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: the Swedish National Study on Aging and Care in Skåne (SNAC-S), Blekinge (SNAC-B), Kungsholmen (SNAC-K), and Nordanstig (SNAC-B) were used to investigate this (n=8462).[...]

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[...]

Predictive performance of the FIF screening tool in 2 cohorts of community-living older adults
24 February, 2021

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 scarcity of tools that can be used to detect community-living older adults who are[...]