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It’s hard to change roles after living a certain way for decades. Dementia — and aging in general — forces our roles with certain family members to undergo dramatic changes.

Producer B.A. Parker started recording her calls with her father because she was concerned about the care at his nursing home. But the recordings gave her a window into something very different: their relationship. So she started recording her calls with her grandmother as well. A story of relationships told through the small recorded calls between people who love each other.

Listen on NPR’s Invisibilia.

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