“No eye remained dry” – Alzheimer’s patient forgets that he is married – and makes a new proposal to his wife

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Peter Marschall has been with Lisa for 20 years – but since he got Alzheimer’s, he often forgets who Lisa is. But there is one thing the disease cannot destroy: the love he feels for her.

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Lisa and Peter Marshall married for the second time on April 26, 2021.

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The couple married in a romantic ceremony on the beach of the Turks and Caicos Islands in 2009 - but Peter Marshall can no longer remember that.

The couple hatt 2009 in a romantic ceremony on the beach in the Turks and Caicos Islands giveget married – but Peter Marshall can no longer remember that.

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The 56-year-old suffers from Alzheimer's.

The 56-year-old suffers from Alzheimer’s.

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Lisa and Peter Marshall have been a couple for 20 years, since twelve Years – but after Peter had Alzheimer’s disease in 2018 at an unusually young age, he couldn’t remember it. Recently the two sat on the sofa and watched a program in which two people were married. The 56-year-old said spontaneously to his «Favorite carer»: «Let’s do it”. Lisa looked at him: «Do you want to get married?», she asked. And Peter just meant «Ja».

The 54-year-old from Andover, Connecticut, describes the «Washington Post» her touching story. How they met and fell in love with Peter after their divorce in 2001, how the two waited for each other for eight years and had a long-distance relationship around Added Not to tear young children out of their social environment – and how the couple Finally got married in 2009 in a romantic ceremony on the beach of the Turks and Caicos Islands.

«Thank you for staying with me»

As Lisa her daughter Sarah, a child from a previous one marriage, told about the proposal, Sarah was thrilled. As a professional wedding planner, she took over the organization of the celebration. On the wedding day, the 32-year-old even took her mother to the altar. «It was just magical – like a fairy tale»Lisa recalls. The ceremony was led by a dementia specialist at the Hartford Healthcare Center. Not a single eye stayed dry and I felt in seventh heaven, says Lisa. «I haven’t seen Peter so happy in a long time. “

SSince the wedding on April 26th, Peter Marshall’s condition has worsened again. «I don’t know what I am for him today, but I know that he feels safe with me.» On particularly bad days, thinks Lisa an the sentence her husband whispered in her ear during the wedding dance: «Thank you for staying with me.»

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