- A US wife wrote a book about her 50-year marriage
- Her aim was to help her husband remember special milestones in their marriage
- Her husband was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease
A dedicated wife in California, US decided to write a book of memories drawn from her 50-year marriage when her husband was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.
Willa Robinson, 68, wrote 52 Ways to Love My Man with the aim of helping her husband, 78-year-old Vernon Robinson, remember their marriage's happy milestones.
In an interview with CNN, Will said she first noticed symptoms of Alzheimer's in her husband about two years ago when he started being forgetful.
She added that they are still making the necessary adjustments in their lives after doctors confirmed the diagnosis.
The two are great-grandparents. Willa's book features her own 26 stories about her long marriage to Vernon and 26 stories written by the rest of their family.
Willa said: “I can see the good that it does with him, by reading the book and looking at the pictures. The hope is that he will always remember who we are."
Vernon said the book helps him cope with memory loss, adding that he reads it every day. The couple hopes that it will help others going through similar difficulties.
Watch more of their story in the video below.
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