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“My grandparents have always been the entertainers,” Josh Carter told People Magazine, months after Jimmy was put on hospice and Rosalynn’s dementia diagnosis was announced. “But now we’re kind of the ones having to entertain. It’s different, it’s just a different era.”
Jimmy is 98 years old and Rosalynn is 96 years old and they’ve been together most of their lives. Now they’re living out their final days at their Plains, Georgia, home still with one another, even still holding hands, Josh said. The former president reportedly is taking it sharp as a tack, although tired, as his wife’s memory is deteriorating.
“Odds are I’m gonna lose my grandfather before my grandmother,” Josh told People. “He’s in hospice care and she’s not, and it’s just math.”
In a statement released in May regarding Rosalynn’s diagnosis, the family pointed out the former first lady had long been an advocate for mental health and that they hoped that coming forward with her illness would lessen the stigma surrounding it.
“We hope sharing our family’s news will increase important conversations at kitchen tables and in doctor’s offices around the country,” the family said.