When she learned about her mother’s diagnosis of early-onset dementia, Kimberly-Williams Paisley’s heart was broken and coping with the condition became a near decade-long upward battle.
Now, not only has she finally come to terms with dealing with the painful situation, she’s also dedicating a book about it titled, “Where the Light Gets In: Losing My Mother Only to Find Her Again.”
But, there’s still one lingering question that remains in both the minds of Kimberly and her country star husband, Brad Paisley.
“We worry about [dementia] happening to both of us; it’s in both of our families,” she tells Today about the illness, “but we’re just trying to have those kinds of honest conversations that I wish I’d had with my mom, about what we want to have happen if that is the situation.”
While the couple hopes that they don’t have to face dementia together in the future, Brad has been Kimberly’s shoulder to cry on while she watches her mother’s health wither away.
“I’ll have moments where I just completely break down. I can’t handle it anymore, and there he is to hold me, and more often he’s there to make me laugh in the middle of a really hard day.”
Whether or not the couple’s fate rests on any illness, we still think that can get through just about anything.