What would you do if your husband had lost all memory of you, your marriage, and even your children? Joan Andrews went through this very ordeal when her husband, Scott, suffered severe memory loss after falling and suffering a head injury while at work. What she hoped to be a temporary loss of memory ended up being an emotional battle. He never regained his memory and she had to win his love all over again.
Scott had lost 46 years of his memory and was struggling to even understand simple things about the world that we take for granted. He'd ask questions like, "How big is the United States?" Joan spent months explaining everything from their childhood together, to their business, their marriage, their children, and even popular culture. She did this all without ever knowing if he would remember any of it or even love her as he once did. Would this be the same man or did the memory loss completely change him?
In the end, he did fall in love with her again. It is a compelling story
of love, commitment, and dedication. However, at one point early on, Joan's friend had suggested that she had the ability to reinvent herself or even "re-program" Scott. What would you have done? If your SO had forgotten all the good AND the bad, would you inform them on it all?