Former US First Lady Rosalynn Carter suffers from dementia. The Carter family made the announcement on Tuesday.
Former US First Lady Rosalynn Carter with her husband and former US President Jimmy Carter in Atlanta, September 2018
“She continues to live happily at home with her husband, enjoying spring in the Plains and visiting loved ones,” the 95-year-old Carter’s family said.
At the same time, the Carter family expressed the hope that by revealing the fact that Rosalynn suffers from dementia, it will help reduce the stigma of this disease. The family added that they do not plan to comment further on this information and asked for the public’s understanding.
Rosalynn Carter is the wife of the former US president, 98-year-old Jimmy Carter, who in February decided to move – after a series of short stays in the hospital – to home palliative care.
Democrat Jimmy Carter served as the 39th president of the United States from 1977 to 1981. Already in March 2019, he became the longest-living president in the history of the USA. He surpassed former President George HW Bush at the time, who died in November 2018 at the age of 94 years and 171 days.
After leaving the White House, Carter together with his wife Rosalynn founded the Carter Center humanitarian organization in 1982, which has been engaged in human rights support, conflict resolution, election monitoring and health activities for over 40 years.
The Carters have been married for almost 77 years, making them the longest-married presidential couple in US history.
Their family said Rosalynn Carter spent her long public life advocating for the rights of individuals as well as families affected by mental illness and caregivers.
Source: Pravda – Správy by spravy.pravda.sk.
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