Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, aged 96, has dementia.
We share the news about former First Lady Rosalynn Carter with a heavy heart. At the age of 96, she is currently battling dementia.
The Carter family made this announcement, and it comes at a difficult time as her husband, former President Jimmy Carter, is receiving palliative care at their home in Plains, Georgia.
Rosalynn Carter’s dedication to mental health
Rosalynn Carter has always been a passionate advocate for mental health. Throughout her life, she has been at the forefront of improving access to care and reducing the stigma associated with mental health issues.
In a recent press release, the Carter Center highlighted her contributions: “Mrs. Carter has been the country’s foremost advocate for mental health for much of her life, improving access to care and reducing the stigma around mental health issues.”
Let’s break down the barriers.
Dementia affects the overall mental health of older Americans, with one in ten individuals suffering from this condition. The Carter Center acknowledges that stigma is often a barrier preventing people and their families from seeking the support they need.
As the news of Rosalynn Carter’s dementia diagnosis spreads, we hope it will encourage meaningful conversations around kitchen tables and in medical offices across the country. By breaking down the stigma, we can create a more inclusive and supportive environment for those with dementia and their families.
Jimmy Carter – a legacy that endures
At 98 years old, Jimmy Carter holds the record for being the longest-living former U.S. president. The Carter family revealed that Jimmy Carter had decided to receive palliative care at home in the company of loved ones as he dealt with his health issues.
Throughout their 76 years of marriage, Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter have exemplified strength and commitment, becoming the longest-standing presidential couple in history. Their love story began during World War II and has withstood the trials and tribulations of political life.
Rosalynn Carter’s enduring impact
Rosalynn Carter’s impact goes beyond her role as a First Lady. She has dedicated her life to advocating for mental health, igniting conversations, and driving positive change.
As we continue to support and stand by the Carter family during this difficult time, let us celebrate Rosalynn Carter’s enduring legacy and the difference she has made in the lives of countless individuals.
Let us keep Rosalynn Carter and her family in our thoughts, wishing them strength and peace during this challenging chapter of their lives.