nursing homes

chocolate

This Nursing Home Is Cranking Out Some of the World's Best Chocolate

Mikkel Friis-Holm creates his world-famous chocolate at the Hvalsø Ældrecenter nursing home in Denmark, and all of the local residents are cupbearers.
James Clasper
6.6.17
News

The VICE Morning Bulletin

Study shows Gitmo guards suffer from major PTSD, Trump says African Americans are "living in hell" at a rally in Florida, Adele endorses Clinton at a Miami show with the candidate in the audience, and more.
VICE Staff
10.26.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now

The 96-Year-Old Guy Who Invented the Heimlich Maneuver Finally Saved Someone with It

Apparently, this is the first time Heimlich's given the maneuver as more than just a demonstration.
VICE Staff
5.27.16
Film

Watch This Hilarious Short Film About Escaping from an Old Folks' Home

'Florence Has Left the Building' is a VICE Shorts exclusive about a rebellious older woman, a nursing home, and two Elvis impersonators.
Jeffrey Bowers
4.1.16
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
Photography

Loneliness, Friendship, and Threesomes

Much of photographer Isadora Kosofsky's art takes the aged as its subject, with perhaps her most famous project being The Three, a photo essay following a love triangle among three seniors living in different care facilities in Los Angeles.
Monica Heisey
7.3.15
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
tech

This Device Will Stop You from Getting High in Hotel Rooms and Dorms

I talked to the buzzkill scientist who invented a smoke detector that looks out for <i>smoking</i> rather than smoke.
Mike Pearl
11.3.14
Post Mortem

Dr. Atul Gawande Wants Us to Die Better

That means figuring out what we want out of the end of our lives and acknowledging that the medical establishment does a pretty lousy job at preparing people to die.
Simon Davis
10.24.14
Film

This Summer's Best Rom Com Is About an 18-Year-Old Boy Who Falls in Love with an Old Man

In filmmaker Bruce LaBruce’s new romantic comedy <i>Gerontophilia</i>, an 18-year-old boy falls in love with an 81-year-old resident at the nursing home where he works.
Mitchell Sunderland
8.25.14
WEEDIQUETTE

Blazing Before You Volunteer at a Nursing Home Is a Bad Idea

When I was 17, I volunteered at a nursing home to beef up my college applications. My only way to survive the extracurricular activity was to get high.
T. Kid
8.17.14
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