Could Gene Modification Be a Skeleton Key for Curing Alzheimer's?
While CRISPR technology is generating a new wave of optimism for curing neurological diseases, experts warn that it has to be one part of a larger approach.
If You're Diagnosed With Dementia, Should You Lose Your Second Amendment Rights?
When a family member gets diagnosed with dementia, gun-rights advocates have a difficult choice ahead of them.
Being Multilingual May Protect Against Alzheimer's Disease
New research suggests it creates a cognitive reserve the brain can utilize when other regions start to decay.
A California Start-Up Wants to Cure Alzheimer's With Youthful Blood
Alkahest is performing patient trials to see if injecting plasma into Alzheimer's patients can mitigate the effects of the disease.
How Close Are We to Finding a Treatment for Alzheimer's?
Countries around the world set a goal to find a treatment for Alzheimer's disease by 2025. But that objective seems increasingly less attainable.
Compared to Men, Women Bear Six Times More of the Cost of Alzheimer’s Disease
We’ve been slow to mobilize against the growing Alzheimer’s epidemic. Perhaps that’s because women are shouldering most of the burden.
To Have and to Hold: Consent and Intimacy for People With Alzheimer’s
There’s a strong cultural distaste for thinking about the elderly engaged in sexual activity, but we must if we’re going to protect an aging population.
The 30 Top Thinkers Under 30: Molly Fox, 28, Anthropology
For the month of April we're profiling the individuals who made our inaugural list of the 30 top thinkers under 30, the young men and women we predict will have a serious impact on the social, political, and economic issues we cover every day here at Pacific Standard.
Study: More Evidence Bilingualism Delays Onset of Dementia
Research from India shows the buffering effect of bilingualism even extends to the illiterate.
Even Patients with Severe Dementia Respond to Music
French researchers report music therapy can improve the mood of people suffering from severe Alzheimer’s disease.