How a Gap in Health Impacts Relationships

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“I love you, I love you, I love you,” Claire kept repeating the words to her husband Frank because she knew one day she wouldn’t be able to say it any longer. “She wanted to say it for the times when she couldn’t,” Frank told Erika Gennari, Director of Marketing and Communications at Commonwealth Senior Living.Claire, who has dementia, is a memory care resident at Commonwealth’s Sweet Memories and she’s now lost most of her verbal ability. Frank, who cared for her at home for several years has a suite just down the hall — Commonwealth is one of the senior living communities in Charlottesville that offers assisted living, independent living and memory care all in one place.Communities like Commonwealth are ideal for couples with age splits or who are aging at different rates. In Frank and Claire’s case, the move allowed Frank to continue to care for Claire with the

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