30-year-old Natasha Rawding was an infant when her parents divorced and she and her mother moved in with Natasha’s grandparents. Her mother later moved out, but Natasha remained with her grandparents, who raised her. Her grandmother was a nurse, and her grandfather a Vietnam War veteran with a thriving career at the Pentagon. But at age fifty-six he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, and Natasha—still a teenager—and her grandmother became her grandfather’s sole caregivers. Tune in as Natasha talks about the life lessons she gained along the way and about  her bizarre experience of attending a caregivers conference at age 15.

Music: “Secrets” (Instrumental) by Yeyey | CC BY NC | Free Music Archive