dementia

politics

The Definitive Overanalysis of Donald Trump’s 41-Word Assault on Canada

In a few sentences, Trump managed to mock Canadian identity, Justin Trudeau, and even ‘O Canada.’
Mack Lamoureux
6.26.18
art therapy

Making Art Keeps You Sharp, a New Study Shows

If you want to live to 100, eat your veggies. If you want to keep your wits about you too, make art.
Beckett Mufson
6.20.17
Motherboard

Spending Time Around Traffic Is Literally Destroying Your Brain

New research finds a marked increase in dementia among those living by busy roadways.
Michael Byrne
1.22.17
Stuff

Weed Might Be Able to Block the Onset of Alzheimer's

If you're regularly exercising and smoking pot, you're already taking the right steps to ward off the disease.
VICE Staff
6.29.16
Photo

Canadian Photojournalists Are Pasting Posters of Their Most Powerful Images in the Streets

Boreal Collective has made it their mission to reclaim public space in Toronto and Montreal.
Laurence Butet-Roch
10.19.15
Post Mortem

How to Have Sex on Your Deathbed

Just because you're slowly dying of a terminal illness doesn't mean you're not thinking about sex.
Simon Davis
10.6.15
Stuff

What Watching My Granddad Spiral into Dementia Has Taught Me About Life and Love

A few years ago, my grandad started to forget things. Since then, I've spent a lot of time figuring out how to cope with his decline.
Lauren O'Neill
8.3.15
Stuff

Talking to David Baddiel About the Comedy in Dementia

Baddiel's father was recently diagnosed with Pick's disease, an aggressive form of dementia. We spoke to the writer and stand-up about using this—as well as his mother's affair and sudden death— as material for his new show.
Liam Lonergan
7.29.15
Culture

We Spoke to Playwright Rose Lewenstein About Memory, Personality, and 'Bad Jews'

"If someone can't remember something, did it actually happen? I don't know the answer, but it's an interesting thing to think about. It's something that no one will ever know."
Daisy Jones
6.2.15
Photo

Loneliness, Friendship, and Threesomes: Isadora Kosofsky's Intimate Portraits of the Elderly

We talked to the photographer about living among her subjects, connecting with the elderly, and contemporary loneliness.
Monica Heisey
12.23.14
Stuff

America Needs Alzheimer’s Funding Now

While the National Institute of Health spends $3 billion a year on AIDS research, and nearly $4.9 billion on cancer, for Alzheimer’s it spends only $500 million, an enormous drop off for an illness that is already widespread and growing rapidly.
Blake Butler
5.30.14
Stuff

I Asked My Dad, Who Has Dementia, to Annotate Jonathan Franzen’s ‘How to Be Alone’

When my father lost his memory to dementia, everything in the house around him became new. He often can’t remember how sitting in a chair traditionally works, but turning the chair upside down makes total sense. The rugs aren’t floor coverings any more...
Blake Butler
10.18.12