Oct 19, 2022 • 10M
Dementia and the modern research universe - audio edition
On delaying philosophical death as long as possible
Audio reads of articles from Natural Selections: If it evolved, it's fair game: from jungles to hospitals, from herons and ghost moths to vitamin D and viruses, these reads of weekly essays cover lots of ground. Did you find an article on the main site that you want to hear rather than see? Most likely it's available here, for paying subscribers.
I didn’t expect to be writing about dementia this week. I have been, gratefully, largely untouched by it. My paternal grandfather suffered from it in his final years, but he was 93 when he died, and (actually) well taken care of in a small care home in northeastern Iowa, near the farm where my father had grown up. Some of the friends of my parents and i…