Entrevista con mi mamá, que tenía Alzheimers

Spoke in Spanish with my mom (age 86 at the time of the interview), who was born in Cuba, eventually moving to Venezuela, where she met and married my dad. She was a college professor for decades before retiring. She...

Kevin O'Leary and Alex Wu

Andover Stories of American Identity: Andover resident Kevin O'Leary shares his story about his worldly upbringing, and how it all led to his profession of becoming a psychologist to help wounded veterans heal.

Linda Ingram & Scott Acord

Linda talks about taking care of her parents. As an only child the caretaking is mostly left to her, but she does have some help from a childhood friend. There are rewards to taking care of your parents, knowing they...

Lost and found

Do you ever wonder what it would be like to go on a search to find your birth parents? On December 31,2019, in Woodstock Vermont, Tsehay Driscoll sad down to interview her grandmother Titia Ellis to find the answer. Titia...

I interview my grandmother about her childhood during the 1920’s.

This is an interview I did with my grandmother (Bubi) about her challenging childhood during the Great Depression. (Note: My grandmother has been previously diagnosed with dementia, which is why there were some aspects of her story that were repeated.)

Miles Efron and Marion Dembling

[Recorded: Friday, November 5th, 2021] Miles Efron and Marion Dembling have a One Small Step conversation in Charlottesville, Virginia. Miles works for the Miller Center at UVA, and Marion is a retiree living in the Charlottesville area. During their conversation,...

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Judith Peavey and Sonia Kinkhabwala

Judith Peavey (71) shares her thoughts, feelings, and memories about her late husband's life and their relationship leading up to his diagnosis with dementia. Sonia Kinkhabwala (22) accompanies and listens to her stories.

Linda shewbert / Mother

My mother has dementia and has difficulty remembering any details but she is this far as sweet as ever.

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Jose Del Rio and Nathan Norton
November 16, 2021 OSS Hub

One Small Step conversation partners Jose "Tony" Del Rio (55) and Nathan Norton (48) talk the lack of opportunity and appropriate spaces to have respectful conversations about politics. They also both discuss their experiences in the Navy and their current...

Changing Roles

My mother switching roles with her parents during her father's illness

Michael Ayers Auricchio – Life In a Nutshell

My Grandpa (we call him Bigga) spoke to me about his wife, children, and the losses he experienced to get to where he is today. (Note: any time he says “your mother,” he means my Grammie. He doesn’t remember who...

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Kate Uhlir and Andrew Duxbury

One Small Step partners Kate Uhlir (82) and Andrew Duxbury [no age given] inquire about each other's lives, one being a mother of six and the other a Geriatrics doctor.

Connecting Primary Progressive Aphasia and Music: Our Life Path

A conversation led by a Speech Language Pathologist with an individual living with Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA), his wife, and their music coach describing the power of music in their lives. They share their strategies, challenges, and successes in connecting...

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Jennifer Harders and Lu Ann Ramsey

Jennifer Harders (49) has a conversation with colleague and friend Lu Ann Ramsey (69) about their experience in facilitating memory cafes and the benefits to persons living with memory loss and their care partners or family members.

"I did it for my Uncle, he got blown off a ship"

A discussion with a VET who joined the navy at age 19 after his Uncle was killed.

Father with Dementia

This interview my boyfriend and I talk about him and his fathers bond, and the difficulties with handling his dad having dementia.

Interview with Grandma Lupe Vigil

Joseph Vigil, 42, interviews his Grandma, Lupita Vigil, 86, about her childhood in Lincoln, her Mexican Restaurant named after her that she had for 27 years, and her favorite memories. Lupe us a 2 time cancer survivor and suffers from...

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John Hock, Robert Hock, and Joan Hock

Robert Hock (80) and Joan Hock (74) talk to their son, John Hock (47) about the circumstances of the traumatic brain injury that he endured at 10 years old and the dementia that he has developed in adulthood that impacts...