“Jan’s Story” Shares a Reporter’s Personal Story of Loss to Alzheimer’s

Reporter Berry Petersen shares the story of his wife, fellow reporter Jan Chorlton's struggle with Alzheimer's Disease
Reporter Berry Petersen shares the story of his wife, fellow reporter Jan Chorlton's struggle with Alzheimer's Disease. Click to watch the CBS Sunday Morning video.

In the 1980s, Jan Chorlton was a promising television reporter. She went on to work for CNN, ABC, even “CBS Sunday Morning.”

She was lively, daring, one of those people who celebrated life.

But at only 40 years old, the subtle changes began . . . the lapses in memory.

Five years ago, when she was 55, she received a diagnosis both awful and heartbreaking. Jan had Alzheimer’s disease.

Click here to read the article and see the video on the CBS Sunday Morning Website.

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One thought on ““Jan’s Story” Shares a Reporter’s Personal Story of Loss to Alzheimer’s

  1. I just want to thank you for sharing such a heart breaking story. I remember you and your wife as reporters. the reason why I am thanking you my Dad has Alz. and it just breaks my heart every time I go to visit him I try to hold back the tears sometimes I can but very rearly…he crys also…and when you said it it because it is a constant greving process I finally got it. I thought it was a guilt of him being in a nursing home. I still feel horrible but at least I know why. Anyway, thank you and good luck.
    Dawn

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