“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.