Jackie Stewart hugs wife with dementia each day as he understands she may forget him any time

Jackie Stewart hugs wife with dementia each day as he understands she may forget him any time

Formula One legend Sir Jackie Stewart puts a tender kiss on their wife’s cheek — then explains how he’s planning a triumph over dementia that will suggest much more than his three globe games.

The 80-year-old engine race star has heard of disease attack down their spouse Lady Helen – robbing her of wonderful memories and making her in a wheelchair and requiring 24-hour care in the home.

“I’m sure there will come a when helen can’t remember me,” he says of his wife of 57 years, “but i give her kisses and hugs all day, every day and try to treasure every moment day.

“She requires love because she’s lost. I’ve lived with dementia now for 5 years and I’ve seen the degradation, in individual terms, for the one I adore.