Rosalynn Carter, wife of former United States President Jimmy Carter (1977-1981), has been diagnosed with dementia, as confirmed on Tuesday by the Carter Center, a non-profit organization founded by the couple.
“The Carter family shares that former First Lady Rosalynn Carter has dementia. She continues to live happily at home with her husband, enjoying spring in Plains, Georgia, and visits from her loved ones,” the Carter family reported. organization.
The Carter Center has taken the opportunity to praise the figure of Rosalynn as “the main defender of mental health” in the United States, first as the first lady of Georgia (1971-1975), later from the White House and finally from the institution.
“She urged to improve access to care and decrease stigma around problems related to mental health,” added the Carter Center, which noted that it does not plan to expand information on Rosalynn Carter’s health.
“We do not expect to make any further comments and we ask for your understanding for our family and for all those across the country who play a role of caregivers,” the organization has settled in a statement posted on its website.
For his part, Jimmy Carter is also going through a delicate state of health and already in mid-February began to receive palliative care after a series of brief stays in the hospital, according to what the foundation itself reported at the time.