Sep 17, 2012

Weighing Politics At Work, Wife's Dementia At Home

“I don’t want people thinking that she doesn’t like them anymore. I don’t want anything to be misinterpreted.”

By Alzheimer's Reading Room

Rushern Baker serves as County Executive for Prince George's County in Maryland. But two years ago, his role as a public official was transformed when his wife was diagnosed with early onset dementia.

He speaks with host Michel Martin about caring for his wife and meeting his responsibilities as a public official.

This is a very candid, very real interview. His description is clearly heart felt. Very graceful.

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