Husband Honors Wife in Final “With Love” Episode of “Remember Me” Podcast
In the final special episode of the Remember Me podcast in collaboration with the 10th anniversary of the With Love campaign, Scott Rose shared his story of love in honor of the love of his life, his late wife, Maureen Patrick-Rose.
In the episode entitled “With Love: Maureen & Scott,” Rose talked with Remember Me hosts Maria Kent Beers and Rachael Martinez about helping his wife live the fullness of her life amid FTD.
“The entirety of our marriage had always been [that] she was the person with the vision, and I was the one that went out and made it happen,” Rose shared during the episode. “That was the nature of our relationship before FTD.” The Roses spent nearly 19 years together, sharing a life filled with traveling, music, and a love that withstood the tests of time.
Patrick-Rose was diagnosed with semantic variant primary progressive aphasia (svPPA) in June 2016. She died on Oct. 10, 2019 due to complications related to FTD and appendiceal cancer.
“I was surprised by how unprepared I was, but I was also surprised by how little it mattered,” Rose shared. “My heart would sink just in seeing how little she could initiate on her own…the fact that she couldn’t do much or couldn’t say much — it hurt me for her, but it didn’t hurt our relationship.”
During the episode, Rose recalled the time he spent being his wife’s primary caregiver before she transitioned into living at a full-time care facility. He spoke about the love he shared with his wife and how he now holds the torch of being the “steward of Maureen’s memory.”
“She had a big heart. She loved everyone. She was sometimes misread by people as standoffish because she was quiet and introverted. She was a very reserved person, but she loved everyone that she met,” Rose said. “She would want people to know that she loved them and that she was a very authentic person. She just wasn’t comfortable sharing it or showing it.”
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