A woman who married her husband for the second time last year after her dementia forgetting their first marriage told how they have enjoyed a ‘miraculous’ honeymoon period.
70-year-old Anne Duncan, who lives in Aberdeen, is almost 20 years old at the age of 72 with her husband Bill and has been married for 13 years, but her dementia means she has forgotten a lot in her life .
Last year, she was stunned when her husband told that she wanted to be with him forever, ‘marrying’ two days later in a ceremony in her garden.
Speaking to the Real Fix podcast, Anne has now revealed that the pair experienced a second honeymoon period after the wedding, a ‘miracle’ that said: “What we called” wedding influenced ” Lasted for about six weeks…
‘And I’ll say to her “Bill, can you remember that I’m your new wife?” And she would just hug me and pat me on my back and shower me with kisses. ‘
Anne Duncan, 70, (picture right) describes how she and her husband Bill, 72, (left) have gone through a second honeymoon period after getting married for the second time.
Bill and Anne originally married in 2007 (left) and after proposing again to his wife, they remarried in a ceremony in their garden in August 2019 (right)
The couple originally met in 2001 when Bill worked as an entertainer and magician and they first bonded in marriage in 2007 and gave birth to a daughter named Andrea.
Three years after their first marriage, Anne noticed that Bill was behaving differently and was forgetting things.
A visit to the doctor confirmed that Bill had dementia and since then, Anne has been taking care of him.
However, last year, Bill convinced Anne for the second time that she was his new girlfriend.
Bill and Anne celebrated a low-key ‘wedding’ together in their garden last year when he repeatedly asked her to marry him
Speaking on the podcast, Anne revealed that Bill had lime with her and repeatedly asked if they could marry each other.
He explained: ‘He has not known my name for a long time. He always called me Darling anyway. But all of that was over in the last 12 months.
‘So that’s why it was so unexpected and so amazing. So I said “Okay, this will be lovely Bill”. And he said “Okay, well when can we?”
‘I said, “Well, the girls are coming here and there on Saturday, do you want to do it?” And he said yes.
Anne has now revealed how the pair enjoyed a ‘miraculous’ honeymoon period of six weeks after their ‘most beautiful and unexpected’ wedding
She revealed her husband and hug for weeks after they ‘married’ again in her garden ‘showers of kissing her’
‘It was truly and truly the most beautiful and unexpected event.’
However, despite thinking Anne would forget all about the bill proposal, he kept tying the knot again until August 2019 to ask her every day.
Anne said: ‘We went to a family member’s wedding in the first month, and obviously it touched Bill because it didn’t happen to me long after and said that he wanted to be with me forever. ‘
The couple remarried in front of friends and family, and Anne left the way for the couple’s original wedding music.
Anne said that she expects Bill to forget that she asked him to marry her again, but she shocks him when he asks for her hand in marriage every day after his initial proposal.
Anne said that Bill had no idea that they were already married and that the fact that they had remarried was ‘nothing less’.
After their wedding, which was done in their garden, Anne said that the pair experienced a second honeymoon period.
‘We had what I called’ marriage affected ‘, which lasted for about six weeks.
‘Most people thought it would last a few days, and it didn’t; This lasted for about six weeks. ‘
She continued: ‘It was just a completely unexpected amazing miracle.’
What is dementia
Dementia is an umbrella term used to describe a range of progressive neurological disorders, that is, conditions affecting the brain.
There are many different types of dementia, of which Alzheimer’s disease is the most common.
Some people may have a combination of types of dementia.
Regardless of what type of diagnosis is made, each person will experience dementia in their own unique way.
Dementia is a global concern, but it is most commonly seen in wealthier countries, where people are more likely to live to old age.
How many people are affected?
Alzheimer’s Research UK reports that there are more than 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK today.
It is estimated that by 2025 the number of people living with dementia in the UK will exceed 1 million.
In the US, it is estimated that there are 5.5 million victims. A similar percentage increase is expected in the coming years.
As the age of a person increases, the risk of dementia increases in them.
The rates of diagnosis are improving, but many people with dementia are still considered unequal.
Is there any treatment?
There is currently no cure for dementia, but newer drugs may slow its progression and are previously considered more effective treatments.
Source: Dementia UK