Former first lady of the United States, Rosalynn Carter has entered hospice care at the Carters’ home in Georgia.
Gatekeepers News reports that the Carter Center disclosed this in a statement on Friday, on behalf of Jason Carter, the Carters’ grandson.
In May, The Carter Center stated that the former first lady, who is 96, has dementia, although it’s unclear when the diagnosis was given.
Her husband, former US President, Jimmy Carter, who turned 99 last month has also been in hospice care at their home since February.
The statement read, “Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter has entered hospice care at home.
“She and President Carter are spending time with each other and their family. The Carter family continues to ask for privacy and remains grateful for the outpouring of love and support.”
Jimmy Carter married Rosalynn on July 7, 1946. The Carters have four children together.
While she was first lady, Rosalynn was a staunch advocate of mental health research, among other causes, and she took that message abroad.