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'No one is talking about this': How to navigate marriage when spouse has Alzheimer's

When Dan Gasby, the husband of model and lifestyle guru B. Smith - who has Alzheimer's - went public recently with his relationship with a new woman, it sparked fallout worthy of a tabloid tell-all: outrage, name-calling and an uncomfortable appearance on "The View."

But the real reveal wasn't Gasby's new romance, or even the fact that his new partner spends time at the home he lives in with his wife. It was a rarely discussed aspect of the world of dementia - the inner workings of marriages in the shadow of a disease that affects 1 in 10 Americans ages 65 and older, and about 5.7 million people in all age

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