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Dementia: The Long Goodbye

After 62 years of marriage, Cees and Nel Verdouw are saying their long goodbye through dementia. After six decades of working hard at their marriage, they are still madly in love. So much so that Cees visits Nel in the nursing home twice a day, everyday. He is devoted to her. Philip, their son, speaks on behalf of their seven boys about the love they have witnessed and the pain of seeing their “beautiful Mum” fade away. The video was created by Emily Verdouw.

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