Call to Mind

Debra Sheets / University of Victoria

Call to Mind is a podcast series about love and memory loss—recorded by people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. You’ll hear intimate and surprising audio diaries and conversations about the rewards and challenges of caregiving, the impacts of isolation, finding joy by living in the present, and staying in love when everything else is changing. Hosted by Debra Sheets, a nursing professor and researcher with the Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health at the University of Victoria. Produced by Jenni Schine (; sound design by David Parfit (; executive producer, Suzanne Ahearne ( Go to to see photos, storyteller photos and episode transcripts. This series was made possible by the University of Victoria, with funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, The Alzheimer’s Society of Canada, The Alzheimer’s Society of BC, Michael Smith Health Research BC, and BC SUPPORT Unit Island Centre.This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable -

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