Ben Ferguson, 66, and his wife of more than four decades, Robyn, 64, grew up in Texas. It’s where they met and fell in love. About a year ago, Ben was diagnosed with early stage Alzheimer’s disease. And so the couple moved to Chicago to be closer to their daughter and grandchildren.
A Chicago woman whose husband has Alzheimer’s is refusing to let the disease slow their life or travels together. “Every day he asks me where we are, but then we figure out where we are, and we go do what we’ve always done.”
Despite its many exaggerated features, one crucial plot point of Tarantino’s Django Unchained is drawn from real life: the lengths real slaves would go to in order to stay with or be reunited with their loved ones.