Vermont-based, independent radio producer Erica Hielman has created a story, now available on transom.org, exploring the relationship between Vermont couple Greg Sharrow and his partner Bob, and Greg’s mother Marj who is experiencing dementia. Greg and his mother always had a strong bond. For many people with strong and positive memories of parents or loved ones, dementia can bring a aching sense of loss. But Greg and Bob open themselves to the power of the present moment with Marj, and find themselves strengthening their relationship rather than losing it.
It’s well worth a listen, and brings to mind some of the Memory Loss Initiative pieces now available for folks to listen to at www.Storycorps.net