Grandma With Dementia Remembers 67th Wedding Anniversary During Husband's Wholesome Surprise
A beloved grandpa who tries to "win back" his dementia-suffering wife every day was given a beautiful surprise when she lit up and remembered their 67th wedding anniversary. Second generation Armenian-Americans, Sarkis, 93, and wife Alice, 89, first met at a birthday party in Massachusetts 68 years ago. After just one date, Sarkis proposed, and though Alice thought he was "crazy," she went on to take his hand in marriage. Having had three daughters and eight grandchildren throughout their lives together, Alice was later diagnosed with dementia and required additional support that her husband could no longer provide. The couple’s grandchild, Hope Alcocer, 35, said each day brings a new challenge with Sarkis trying to "win his wife back" at the dementia-centered living facility where they are based. Ahead of the couple's 67th wedding anniversary, on September 23, Hope contacted the center to send them a reminder, along with some photos to help with the celebrations. The family were not expecting Alice to remember the significance of the date, but when she entered the room and saw her husband holding flowers, she immediately lit up.
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