Former US first lady Rosalynn Carter has neurodegenerative disorders, her family announced Tuesday, May 30, while her husband, former President Jimmy Carter, is in palliative care at home.
At 95, "she continues to live, happy, at home with her husband" in the city of Plains in Georgia (south), said the family in a statement, praising her action in the field of mental health. "We hope that sharing this news will allow more discussion of this important topic around the family table and in doctors' offices across the country," she added.
In February, the Carter Foundation announced that the 98-year-old former Democratic president was in palliative care at home, where he wanted to "spend the time he has left" after a series of hospitalizations. Jimmy Carter served in the White House from 1977 to 1981 and served only one term. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002 for "his decades of tireless efforts to find peaceful solutions to international conflicts."