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The Mother Who Changed: A Story of Dementia

The New York Times Magazine
May 9, 2023

When cognitive decline changes people, should we respect their new desires?

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What Robots Can and Can't Do for the Old and Lonely

The New Yorker
May 24, 2021

For elderly Americans, social isolation is especially perilous. Will machine companions fill the void?

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New York Times Opinion
February 19, 2021

For the millions of Americans living with dementia, every day during this pandemic can bring a fresh horror.


The California Sunday Magazine
August 23, 2020

Forty-six people associated with the nursing home died, exposing how ill-prepared we were for the pandemic — and how we take care of our elderly. This is their story.

Her Time

The California Sunday Magazine
March 20, 2019

Debra Koosed was diagnosed with dementia at 65. That’s when she decided she no longer wanted to live.

Dumped: Nursing Home Evictions a Reality for Some Poor Patients

NBC News (Video)
November 27, 2019

Every year, thousands of Americans are evicted from nursing homes — sometimes illegally, because they’re low-income.

Abortion Back-Up Plan: 
Some Women Are Ordering Abortion Pills Online

NBC News (Video)

June 1, 2019 

What happens if Roe v. Wade is overturned?
Some women are already giving themselves abortions at home, away from doctors and clinics.

When Are We Truly Dead?

NBC News (Video)

January 3, 2019

Taquisha McKitty was declared “dead by neurological criteria” in September 2017. Then her family went to court.

After Charlottesville: What Happens to Survivors of Terrorism?

NBC News (Video)

August 10, 2018

What happens to survivors of terror attacks in America, after the news cycle moves on?
Who pays their medical bills?

What if Your Loved Ones' Betrayal Landed You in Prison?

NBC News (Video)

June 5, 2018 

Anyone who was spied on during Albania’s Communist dictatorship can now access their formerly classified files.

Hunting for the Victims of Nazi Brain Experiments

NBC News (Video)

September 28, 2017

In 2015, a German scientist found a box of brain samples belonging to Holocaust victims at a research institute in Berlin.

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