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Caring for a dementia-stricken spouse is true love

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Unbelievably touching story of a man who tenderly cared for his wife full-time for a dozen years after she was affected with dementia. He happens to be basketball legend Bob Cousy, but he is an example for all of us.

Dementia is still not well understood:

Missie's cognitive decline was gradual and began a dozen years ago, Cousy said. She would ask him the same question, over and over. She hallucinated, grew disoriented and struggled with balance. But she always knew her husband, and she bristled at any suggestion that she suffered from dementia.

She always knew her husband till the end.

I wonder what the difference is between Dementia and Alzheimer's.

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