The #Dementia On TikTok Reveals Highs And Lows of Caregiving : Consider This from NPR There are more than 16 million people in the U.S. that are caring for someone with Alzheimer's and related dementias. More than two-thirds of them are women.

Caregiving can be emotionally and physically draining, as well as isolating. There are not a lot of resources available for caregivers and many are not paid.

For six years, Jacquleyn Revere took care of her mom who had dementia and posted about the highs and lows on her TikTok account.

Revere gained thousands of viewers and followers who could relate to her. Many of whom were also caregiving for a loved one with dementia.

Michigan Public Radio reporter Kate Wells shares Revere's story and how a niche corner of TikTok became a place of community and support.

In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment to help you make sense of what's going on in your community.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

#Dementia TikTok Is A Vibrant, Supportive Community

#Dementia TikTok Is A Vibrant, Supportive Community

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Jacquelyn Revere, 35, moved back home at 29 to care for her mother, who had developed Alzheimer's disease. She spent six years as her caregiver and shared her experiences on TikTok, building a large following on her channel, "Mom of My Mom." Lauren Justice/Lauren Justice hide caption

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Jacquelyn Revere, 35, moved back home at 29 to care for her mother, who had developed Alzheimer's disease. She spent six years as her caregiver and shared her experiences on TikTok, building a large following on her channel, "Mom of My Mom."

Lauren Justice/Lauren Justice

There are more than 16 million people in the U.S. that are caring for someone with Alzheimer's and related dementias. More than two-thirds of them are women.

Caregiving can be emotionally and physically draining, as well as isolating. There are not a lot of resources available for caregivers and many are not paid.

For six years, Jacquleyn Revere took care of her mom who had dementia and posted about the highs and lows on her TikTok account.

Revere gained thousands of viewers and followers who could relate to her. Many of whom were also caregiving for a loved one with dementia.

Michigan Public Radio reporter Kate Wells shares Revere's story and how a niche corner of TikTok became a place of community and support.

In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment to help you make sense of what's going on in your community.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

This episode was produced by Brianna Scott and Lauren Hodges. It was edited by Carrie Feibel. Our executive producer is Sami Yenigun.