Rosalynn Carter, a former first lady of the United States of America has been diagnosed with dementia, according to a statement from her family.
The announcement comes as her husband, former President Jimmy Carter, receives hospice care at their home in Georgia.
“She continues to live happily at home with her husband,” the statement said.
Former President Carter, 98, was placed on hospice care in February. He is the nation’s longest-living president.
Mrs Carter, 95, the oldest living first lady, was said to be “enjoying spring… and visits with loved ones” despite her diagnosis.
President Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, served one term in office from 1977-1981.
Since leaving the White House, Mr Carter and his wife have remained active, carrying out humanitarian work through his Carter Center.