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Jackie Stewart hugs wife with dementia each day while he understands she may forget him any time

Jackie Stewart hugs wife with dementia each day while he understands she may forget him any time

Formula One legend Sir Jackie Stewart puts a tender kiss on their wife’s cheek — then explains how he’s planning a triumph over dementia that will suggest a lot more than his three world games.

The 80-year-old engine race star has heard of disease attack down his spouse Lady Helen – robbing her of wonderful memories and making her in a wheelchair and needing 24-hour care in the home.

“I know there will come a when helen can’t remember me,” he says of his wife of 57 years, “but i give her kisses and hugs all day, every day and try to treasure every moment day.

“She requires love because she’s lost. I’ve lived with dementia now for 5 years and I’ve seen the degradation, in human terms, of this one i enjoy.

“It’s a rather cruel disease for the individual, but additionally hugely challenging when it comes to families. [···]

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