Jeff and I have been married 47 yrs with the last 7 compromised by Alzheimer’s. Jeff played many years of football and rugby, so may be suffering from CTE. Regardless of its origins, his life, treatment and prognosis remain the same grim outcome.  When you marry at 22 and say those words “for better or worse,” we never expect or ponder “the worst.” Age and wisdom brings reality front and center, and while Alzheimer’s has definitely become “for worse”, it also has provided opportunities for personal growth and strengths we never knew we had at 22. Love changes and grows as life dictates; embrace every new horizon.