90-year-old husband with heart disease wishes to hold on to his wife suffering from Alzheimer’s!

By Sai
February 3, 2017Stories
90-year-old husband with heart disease wishes to hold on to his wife suffering from Alzheimer’s!

His unshakable commitment and the responsibility to take care of his wife, while ignoring his own heart disorder, is truly amazing. No doubt they have lived through the decades of enduring marriage.

John and his beloved wife have been married since the last 65 years, but their love is still as new as the first day they met each other. 90-year-old John is diagnosed with a heart disorder, while his 65 year-old wife is suffering from first stage of the incurable Alzheimer’s disease.

This is his straight from the heart love story that he shared at the St. George’s Hospital’s documentary, 24 Hours in A&E.


He says that when they first met, he was a telephone engineer and his wife was telephone operator in the same office.

He recalls that on June 28, 1946, they planned their first date and went to see a movie together.


“She is the one for me,” he recalls saying it to himself, when he first saw her.

Even after 65 years he keeps his memories of their togetherness. His desire to relive life with his beloved wife all over again and take care of her during her degenerative disease is truly remarkable.

“The snag is you know it’s not going to get any better,” John says. “It’s sad. But I mustn’t be greedy. We’ve had a good life together,” he adds.

“If I had my life all over again, I’d want her as my partner,” he says in the documentary.


It seems as a never ending love story. The passion, the depth of love portrayed by this man is a lesson for today’s youngsters, who have such a short stint of relation: as simple as date and break, and move on with a new partner.

The video is indeed an evidence for honoring the divine vows taken during wedding ceremonies; indeed this couple has maintained it till date.

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