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Man with Alzheimer’s remarries wife after forgetting they’re married

A 56 year-old man from Connecticut has proven that his love for his wife is undying, even under the strain of neurological disorder like Alzheimer’s.

Lisa Marshall, wife and caretaker for Peter Marshall since his diagnosis in 2018, explained her own confusion and heartache at Peter’s young diagnosis: “I didn’t know anything about Alzheimer’s. It was something you get when you’re 80.”

Lisa began documenting their journey on the Oh Hello Alzheimer’s Facebook page.

In 2020, while watching a wedding scene on television, Peter pointed at the screen and asked Lisa if she’d like to marry him. ” He didn’t know that I’m his wife,” said Lisa. “I’m just his favorite person.”

On April 26 of this year, the couple renewed their vows in front of close friends and family. Lisa says there “wasn’t a dry eye in the house”, and she “hadn’t seen Peter that happy in a very long time.

“I just want to be open and honest and tell people what we’re experiencing, because you might too,” Lisa told Today.

If you or a family has been affected by Alzheimer’s or you’d like to learn more, visit the Alzheimer’s Society website for support, advice and information resources.

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