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Hastings Center is going to research dementia and the end of life

The Hastings Center has announced a new and very important research project: Dementia and the Ethics of Choosing When to Die. The project will focus on basic issues surrounding an individual’s ability to exercise end of life choices when suffering from dementia.


As the American population ages and dementia is on the rise, The Hastings Center is embarking on pathbreaking research to explore foundational questions associated with the dementia trajectory and the concerns of persons facing this terminal condition. This new research is made possible by a major grant to The Hastings Center from The Robert W. Wilson Charitable Trust as part of its visionary support for the Center’s research and public engagement on ethical challenges facing aging societies.


Learn more about the dementia project and the aging societies project