Alzheimer's patient remarries wife after falling in love with her all over again

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A man with Alzheimer's has married his own wife for the second time after falling in love with her all over again.

According to NBC News, 56-year-old Peter Marshall - who lives with early-onset dementia - has lost most memories of his wife of 12 years Lisa as a result of his condition.

Lisa and Peter hail from Connecticut, and Lisa is now Peter's full-time carer. But despite the fact that he sometimes struggles to remember her name, he knows that he still loves her.

Take a look at this news report on Peter and Lisa's second wedding:

While watching a televised wedding in the winter of 2020, Peter was inspired to propose to Lisa and ask for her hand in married - not realizing they were already married.

Peter popped the question for the second time, and Lisa accepted again, and they married once more in a romantic ceremony organized by Lisa's event planner daughter.

However, sadly Peter's illness has progressed rapidly, so much so that he no longer remembers the vow renewal ceremony a couple of months ago.

But Lisa herself has made it clear the gesture meant a lot to her, describing their relationship as "the most magical love story you'll ever hear."

Commenting on the experience of her second wedding to NBC, Lisa stated: "I'm the luckiest girl in the world. I get to do it twice.

"It was so perfect. I couldn't have dreamt for a better day. It was so magical. I can't remember seeing him so happy for so long. He was so happy."

In a post on the blog Being Patient, Lisa wrote that Peter was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s on April 30, 2018, when he was just 53.

She continued to write that his mental faculties have deteriorated so badly that he no longer recognizes his reflection - seeing himself as twenty-something.

The blog post also described how Peter was unable to remember the details of their first wedding, even after finding a picture of the original event.

Lisa stated: "The day was a glorious memory for me but new for Peter. He brought it to me, and I told him about our day in as much detail as he could handle, and he wept. And then he wept some more."

Featured Image Credit: Rene Asmussen / Pexels

Alzheimer's patient remarries wife after falling in love with her all over again

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By VT

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A man with Alzheimer's has married his own wife for the second time after falling in love with her all over again.

According to NBC News, 56-year-old Peter Marshall - who lives with early-onset dementia - has lost most memories of his wife of 12 years Lisa as a result of his condition.

Lisa and Peter hail from Connecticut, and Lisa is now Peter's full-time carer. But despite the fact that he sometimes struggles to remember her name, he knows that he still loves her.

Take a look at this news report on Peter and Lisa's second wedding:

While watching a televised wedding in the winter of 2020, Peter was inspired to propose to Lisa and ask for her hand in married - not realizing they were already married.

Peter popped the question for the second time, and Lisa accepted again, and they married once more in a romantic ceremony organized by Lisa's event planner daughter.

However, sadly Peter's illness has progressed rapidly, so much so that he no longer remembers the vow renewal ceremony a couple of months ago.

But Lisa herself has made it clear the gesture meant a lot to her, describing their relationship as "the most magical love story you'll ever hear."

Commenting on the experience of her second wedding to NBC, Lisa stated: "I'm the luckiest girl in the world. I get to do it twice.

"It was so perfect. I couldn't have dreamt for a better day. It was so magical. I can't remember seeing him so happy for so long. He was so happy."

In a post on the blog Being Patient, Lisa wrote that Peter was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s on April 30, 2018, when he was just 53.

She continued to write that his mental faculties have deteriorated so badly that he no longer recognizes his reflection - seeing himself as twenty-something.

The blog post also described how Peter was unable to remember the details of their first wedding, even after finding a picture of the original event.

Lisa stated: "The day was a glorious memory for me but new for Peter. He brought it to me, and I told him about our day in as much detail as he could handle, and he wept. And then he wept some more."

Featured Image Credit: Rene Asmussen / Pexels