18 February, 2021

18 February, 2021

NEAR related documents for the application Policies for using NEAR data (work in progress) Data Access Request Form Data Processing agreement Data Transfer Agreement    

NEAR Central
18 February, 2021

NEAR is centrally coordinated by the internal leading and operational group of NEAR that is located at the Aging Research Center (ARC), Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Health (NVS), Karolinska Institutet at Tomtebodavägen 18, floor 10, 113 30, Solna, Sweden. All the activities of NEAR Central are planned and[...]

17 February, 2021

17 February, 2021

NEAR is organized as a consortium (defined and regulated by the consortia agreement) that includes eight universities: Karolinska Institutet, the universities of Umeå, Jönköping, Gothenburg, Lund, Uppsala, Stockholm, and the Blekinge Institute of Technology.  (click to view the image in full-size in another window)  Overview – Organization of NEAR Steering[...]

Exploring low mood and risk of dementia: the role of marital status and living situation
16 February, 2021

The aim of this study was to investigate 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[...]

11 February, 2021

NEAR Research findings. Below you can find a list of major scientific contributions based on NEAR data. 2020 Newly created screening tool to detect older adults at risk of falling for the first time NEAR-based study has created a first-time injurious fall (FIF) screening tool to identify older adults at[...]

Ongoing projects
11 February, 2021

Below is a list of the ongoing projects within NEAR. Physical function before death – Linda Enroth, University of Tampere, Finland Sleep and Cognition – Johan Skoog, University of Gothenburg Health Assessment Tool (HAT) validation – Amaia Calderon Larrañaga, Karolinska Institutet Air pollution and MRI – Debora Rizzuto, Karolinska Institutet[...]

Debora Rizzuto
9 February, 2021

Bengt Winblad on Alzheimer’s Disease: Symptoms, risk factors and heritability
4 February, 2021

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    

Ingmar Skoog criticizes that individuals with Covid-19 were sent home after hospital visits: “Human and medical madness”
4 February, 2021

The NEAR Steering Board member Ingmar Skoog, University of Gothenburg, harshly criticizes that older individuals who were infected by Covid-19 during hospital visits were sent home to uninfected individuals in risk groups in an article in the daily newspaper DN. Read the article

Aspects of rehabilitation after Covid-19 in older people – a European perspective”
2 February, 2021

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 to the pandemic. The webinar is held in English. During this seminar,[...]