The Loss of Future Plans: Caring for a Spouse
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LeAnn Specht and her husband Jeff's love story took an unexpected turn when some of Jeff's cognitive behaviors started to shift. What they thought was stress, slowly progressed into a formal diagnosis of early onset Alzheimer's. As Jeff's full-time care partner, LeAnn documents their journey on TikTok as @alzheimerstips, providing valuable insights and tips from the unique perspective of being husband and wife, as well as the ups and downs of being in a care partnership. While grieving the future that they will be unable to have, LeAnn remains focused on normalizing the present moment and meeting him where he is.

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