Man with Alzheimer's remarries wife after forgetting they're married

  • 03 Jul - 09 Jul, 2021
  • Mag The Weekly
  • Mag Files

If there's one thing Lisa Marshall knows for sure, it's her husband being her "soulmate." The 54-year-old from Connecticut has been the caretaker for her husband, Peter Marshall, since he was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's in 2018. While Alzheimer's causes memory loss, the disorder can also lead to a number of other symptoms, including depression, mood swings, irritability and delusions. As Lisa took up her caretaking responsibilities, she began documenting the journey on the Facebook page, Oh Hello Alzheimer's. While navigating this new chapter of their lives has been difficult, the couple – who have been married for 12 years – have persevered thanks to the strength of their bond. Peter reminded Lisa of his love for her last year as they watched a wedding scene on television. As they sat together, Peter asked his wife if she wanted to marry him, forgetting they had already exchanged vows long ago. But Lisa liked the idea of walking down the aisle once again with Peter, and on April 26, the couple renewed their vows in front of friends and family.