May 21, 2015

Jeb Bush Talks About Mother-in-Law’s Alzheimer’s

“My mother-in-law has dementia and she’s 94 years old”

I actually read about this in the New York Times, and I wanted to bring this article to your attention.

Jeb Bush Alzheimer’s

At an event in New Hampshire last night, Jeb Bush raised his hand, acknowledging that he too had a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease.

“My mother-in-law has dementia and she’s 94 years old,” he told reporters as he prepared to leave the event. “She’s a gift from God; she’s the most beautiful woman I’ve ever met.”

Wonderful comment for sure.


He added, “It’s not uncommon, I mean this is a huge problem.”

At the earlier event in Portsmouth, a business round table, Mr. Bush spoke about the challenges of entitlement reform, including issues facing older adults, saying that “there’s one place where we have significantly underfunded, and that is Alzheimer’s.”
I thought to myself, will this become a major political issue in the upcoming Presidential campaign? Will it be lip service, or will we get some action?

What do you think?

Here is the link to the full article in the NY Times - Jeb Bush Opens Up About Mother-in-Law’s Alzheimer’s.


Notice Jeb used the word "dementia' in lieu of the more nasty word, "Alzheimer's".



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