A Love Stronger Than Early Onset Alzheimer’sAllison Espiritu
Letting go of someone you love due to early onset Alzheimer’s disease is not easy. Mark’s wife Chris was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s at the age of 43. The debilitating disease runs in her family as she has lost both her mother and sister from it. However, despite the challenges that comes with Alzheimer’s, Mark did not give up on his wife, his true companion, and the love of his life.
Switching from being life partners to becoming Chris’ full-time caregiver, Mark made sure to make every moment he had with Chris count for the both of them. As her health declined, Mark made sure to be there for her every step of the way. Despite the difficult journey Alzheimer’s had given this couple, Mark’s love and devotion for Chris never faltered.
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