Couple vows to stay together after husband is diagnosed with Alzheimer's at 29


When Ken Dodson started having memory issues eight years ago, he and his wife suspected a possible brain tumor, but doctors brushed his symptoms off as depression. Just a week before Dodson turned 30, doctors delivered a devastating diagnosis of early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, giving him only seven to 10 “good years.”

“I almost am married to two different people,” Nikki Dodson told Fox 2 Detroit. “I have my husband, and I have the person I care for.”

The couple, who were married for nine years before his diagnosis and have three children together, has vowed to stay together.

“We’re partners in this. We made a vow to each other, and I will continue that vow until he takes his last breath,” Nikki told Fox 2 Detroit.

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