5 stories about love and memory loss
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StoryCorps has been collecting oral histories from those affected by memory loss since 2006. Here are 5 of our favorite stories.


Charles Jackson

Charles was 13 when he became his mother’s caregiver after her Alzheimer’s diagnosis. He’s since been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s himself.


Gweneviere Mann

Gweneviere and her boyfriend, Yasir Salem, shares what it’s like to live with short-term memory loss she’s experienced since her stroke.


Ken Morganstern

Ken’s two daughters interview their father, who had Alzheimer’s disease.


Jeff Ingram

Jeff has a rare form of amnesia. He and his wife, Penny, share his story.

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Ready to record your own? Download their Commemorate Toolkit to help guide you through the process of recording an oral history with the person you’re caring for. Download the Toolkit and the Companion CD here (zip files).

Written by Michelle Daly

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