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'The Lowest Point Of All Came When I Realized I Had To Let Go Of My Wife'

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In a deeply moving essay in Redbook, actor and director Kimberly Williams-Paisely and her father, Gurney Williams, talked about the hard choices they were forced to make as a family when her mother, Linda Williams, was diagnosed with early dementia at age 61.

Our entire Feb. 19 program with the family is worth a listen, but we thought Gurney expressed the pain and struggle so eloquently that it deserved to be pulled out of the hour.

'My wife is no longer my wife. I began to let go.' — Gurney Williams

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