For Nick and Joyce Druga, memories and the moments making them are precious.
“Right now, she knows who I am,” said Nick Druga.
Next year, the couple will celebrate 60 years of marriage.
During that time, they welcomed three kids and five grandchildren and shared plenty of good times, and sometimes, bad.
In 2020, Joyce was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.
“She’d forget where she put her purse. She’d forget where she put her keys. She’d forget where she put her glasses,” said Druga.
For now, Druga has managed to keep them both in their Plano home, surrounded by reminders of the past. But he said, the day’s quickly coming when that will no longer be possible.
With a move to an assisted living facility, where the couple can have more help, looming, Druga bought a used recreational vehicle and got to work renovating it for a few final trips.