Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Didn’t Stop Their Love

Jeff and Dawn Revere met over 30 years ago when they were both working for the same company. They married five months later (after a whirlwind romance!) and had two children together.

When Jeff was in his 50s, Dawn and their son began discussing Jeff’s condition. Something didn’t seem quite right. This discussion went on for a couple years – with Dawn doing plenty of research along the way. Jeff’s mother and his grandmother had both had Alzheimer’s, but neither Dawn or their son thought it would really happen to Jeff.

They got him checked out — and Jeff was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s at age 55.

Since the diagnosis, Dawn says he acts like he did when they were first dating. “He’s just the sweetest man. It’s like we’re dating all over again. He’s just the sweetest person ever. And he tells me every day how much he loves me, and that honestly keeps me going.”

Learn more about this strong, amazing couple in the video.

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C. Kramer is back in the Mitten State after a brief residency in the Sunshine State. She has an adorable dog-child, and enjoys reading, writing, going to the theatre, and finding pins on Pinterest.