When Older Americans With Depression and Dementia Have Access to Firearms
A new study finds that older Americans with risk factors for harming themselves or others don't seem to be any less likely to have access to firearms than anyone else their age.
A Japanese Restaurant's Wait Staff Is Comprised Entirely of Elderly People With Dementia
At a comfort food place in Tokyo's Roppongi neighborhood, all the servers have dementia.
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.
Making Art Tied to Fewer Cognitive Problems in Old Age
A Mayo Clinic study finds decades spent on creative work pay off.
A Lifetime of Intellectual Stimulation Staves Off Dementia
Turning to brainy pursuits in later years also helps delay the onset of the dreaded condition, according to a new study.
Cynics Are at a Higher Risk of Developing Dementia
New research from Finland finds there’s danger in thinking the worst of your fellow man.
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.
Why Are So Many Elderly Patients in Miami Being Treated for Dementia?
Researchers find that a higher proportion of seniors are prescribed antidepressants, dementia drugs, and other medications in some parts of the country than others.