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Devoted husband and Navy veteran calls wife's Alzheimer's his biggest battle

Devoted husband and Navy veteran calls wife's Alzheimer's his biggest battle

Through sickness and in health, retired Navy veteran Bill Myers of Omaha cares for his wife who has Alzheimer's Disease.

"This is what I said I would do 47 years ago when we stood in front of that preacher and said I do," said Myers.

Over the years they've shared so many fond moments, but between the two of them only he's able to hold tight to those memories.

Mary was diagnosed with Alzheimer's back in 2004, and since then Myers has taken care of her.

"After she was first diagnosed, my first reaction was 'that can't be,' so we did some research and the more I learned about it the scarier it gets, and there's even still a bit of denial there," said Myers.

Today, Mary can't speak or feed herself, and is in full-time care.

For someone who served his country and fought in Vietnam, Myers still says this is his biggest battle.

"What I dream of is not only a cure but I want to see a means of prevention, so that our children, grandchildren, great grandchildren... they don't have to face this," said Myers.

He and his family are involved with the Alzheimer's Association.

They go to support groups and also represent the cause at the state capitol.

"I just get a feeling that it's something that I need to do to give back and when I'm involved, I feel like I'm making an impact in some small way," said Myers.

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