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Lunch Webinar Series: The Ageing Brain, April 12
9 April, 2021

The  Strategic Research Area Neuroscience (StratNeuro) will hold a lunch Webinar with the title: “The Ageing Brain” on April 12. The NEAR Director, Laura Fratiglioni and NEAR Scientific Advisory Board member, Miia Kivipelto, will participate and talk about: “Dementia in older adults: the body-mind connection”, respectively “Multidomain precision prevention for dementia[...]

Congratulations! Ingmar Skoog has been awarded “Senior of the Year 2020” in Sweden
7 April, 2021

Ingmar Skoog has been elected “Senior of the Year 2020” by the membership magazine SPF Seniorerna. The jury’s motivation: Ingmar Skoog has persistently raised his voice for older individuals. To protect older adults, both during the pandemic as well as under normal circumstances, one needs to have deep knowledge of[...]

Apolipoprotein E DNA methylation and late-life disease
24 March, 2021

The aim of this study was to investigate whether epigenetic changes in the DNA of the APOE gene affects the risks of dementia, Alzheimers disease (AD) or cardiovascular disease (CVD). By the use of two NEAR population-based studies: the Swedish Adoption/Twin Study of Aging (SATSA) and the Screening Across the[...]

Deadline has passed – Want to be a Postdoc in NEAR?
23 March, 2021

NEAR is looking for a postdoctoral researcher to conduct work on structural brain imaging data acquired within the longitudinal population studies of older adults included in NEAR. The postdoc researcher will mainly be working with NEAR data harmonization for brain-imaging variables related to the project. The major goal is to[...]

Prognostic model developed to assess inpatient care visits in Sweden
10 March, 2021

The goal of this report was to evaluate and validate a forecast model to assess the need for inpatient care, especially for individuals aged 80 years and older. This was examined using three NEAR population-based studies: the Swedish National Study on Aging and Care in Skåne (SNAC-S), Kungsholmen (SNAC-K) and[...]

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[...]

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[...]