True love lasts forever
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DUE TO THE FACT THAT HIS WIFE HAD ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE:
He’s 85 years old, and he insists on holding his wife’s hand wherever they go. ‘Because she has Alzheimer’s,’ he responded when I asked him why his wife kept looking away like she didn’t know who was holding her or why.
‘Will your wife be concerned if you let her go?’ I continued to ask further.
“She doesn’t remember anything,” he said, “she doesn’t know who I am anymore, she hasn’t recognized me in years.”
‘And you’ve continued to guide and hold her hands every single day even though she doesn’t recognize you?’ I asked, surprised.
The elderly gentleman grinned and looked me in the eyes, saying, “She may not recognize me, but I recognize her, and she is the love of my life.’
Alzheimer’s disease is a degenerative condition in which dementia symptoms grow over time. Memory loss is minimal in the early stages of Alzheimer’s, but people with late-stage Alzheimer’s lose their capacity to converse and respond to their surroundings.
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