“Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter Diagnosed with Dementia, Carter Center Announces”

Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter Has Dementia, Family Reveals

In a statement released by the Carter Center, former first lady Rosalynn Carter has been diagnosed with dementia. The statement also confirmed that Mrs. Carter’s family has been managing the illness for quite some time. The former first lady, who celebrated her 94th birthday last August, has been an advocate for mental health services for many years.

Mrs. Carter served as first lady from 1977 to 1981 during her husband President Jimmy Carter’s term in office. She is known for her humanitarian work, particularly in the areas of mental health and caregiving.

The announcement has drawn widespread support and well wishes from across the political spectrum. President Joe Biden tweeted, “Jill and I are saddened to hear about Rosalynn Carter’s diagnosis. She has always been a powerful advocate for mental health and has made a real difference in the lives of countless Americans.”

Former President Barack Obama also shared his support, saying, “Michelle and I send our love and support to Rosalynn Carter and the entire Carter family. Mrs. Carter has been a Role Model for all of us, and we are thinking of her during this difficult time.”

Mrs. Carter’s diagnosis serves as a reminder of the importance of mental health awareness, particularly for seniors who may be at higher risk. The Carter Center has encouraged anyone with concerns regarding dementia or any other mental health issues to seek support and resources.