The former First Lady of the United States, Rosalynn Carter, has dementia at the age of 95, according to a recent announcement by the Carter Center.
According to a statement issued by the Carter family from their home outside of Atlanta, Georgia, Rosalynn Carter, the former first lady, has dementia.
She keeps taking advantage of the springtime in Plains, enjoying her happy home life with her husband, and visiting her loved ones.
“Mrs. As the leading mental health advocate in the country, Carter has devoted a large portion of her life to this cause, it said. She promoted better care access and a decrease in the stigma associated with mental health conditions first in the Georgia Governor’s Mansion, then at the White House, and finally at The Carter Center. ”.
“One in ten older Americans have dementia, a condition that has an impact on general mental health,” it continued. It gave a more comprehensive overview of dementia diagnoses in the country and the stigma attached to them. ”.
“We comprehend, as she did more than 50 years ago, that stigma frequently presents a barrier to people and their families seeking and receiving critical care. By disclosing our family’s news, we hope to encourage more meaningful conversations at dinner tables and in waiting rooms for medical appointments across the nation. ”.
The announcement was concluded with a statement about the former First Lady’s work in the field: “As the founder of the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregivers, Mrs. Carter often noted that there are only four types of people in this world: those who have been caregivers, those who are caregivers now, those who will be caregivers, and those who will need caregivers. ”.
“The joy and difficulties of this journey are being experienced by our family, and it is clear that providing care is a universal task. Since we do not plan on making any additional comments, we kindly ask for your understanding on behalf of our family and everyone else providing care across the country. ”.
Jimmy Carter, the president from 1977 to 1981, and his wife Rosalynn have been together for 77 years. Along with their four children, Jack, 75, James, 72, Donnel, 70, and Amy, 55, they also had 22 grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
The former Georgia governor, who is 98, entered hospice care more than three months prior to the announcement, according to the Carter Center.
A February press release read, “After a string of brief hospitalizations, former U. S. President Jimmy Carter made the decision today to spend his remaining time at home with his family and receive hospice care rather than additional medical attention.”.
He has the support of his family and the medical team in spades. The Carter family asks for privacy now and is moved by the concern shown by his fervent supporters. ”.