After 70 Years of Marriage, They Refused to Allow Dementia to Separate Them

This couple only see dementia as one more obstacle in their lives, but they don’t allow it to keep them apart.


Many Hospitals are Not Prepared to Handle Seniors with Dementia

Steve Johanson had a fierce and knowledgeable advocate at his side when he visited a hospital recently: his wife, Judy. In the six years since Steve had been diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, she had immersed herself in understanding the illness and preparing for its consequences. But even so, the hospital stay to adjust Steve’s Alzheimer’s medication was a nightmare. In the emergency room, nurses briskly took his vital signs, oblivious …