Tight Knit is a content series about the many ways people are working to build stronger relationships and communities. This project, funded by the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation, explores the complexity and joy inherent in providing care for an older family member and opens a door into the day-to-day lives of caregivers in Southeast Michigan and Western New York. More information on the project as a whole, including documentaries, podcasts, and events can be found at the website here.
One podcast shared on the Tight Knit website features a local family caregiver, Brenda Roberts, and her husband Mark’s story, which outlines the changes Mark experienced before receiving his diagnosis, how this affected his marriage, and the family’s journey to living well with dementia. This podcast episode discusses a real-life scenario that many family caregivers face – how to take a difficult diagnosis and continue to live life positively, with tips and tricks for keeping everyone safe and happy along the way. To listen to this podcast, click the link here.