Rosalynn Carter's family says she has dementia.

Rosalynn Carter, a former first lady and ardent supporter of mental health services, has been identified as having dementia, her family announced on Tuesday.

According to a statement made by the family and published by The Carter Center, "she continues to live happily at home with her husband."

Following several trips in and out of the hospital, former President Jimmy Carter entered hospice care at the couple's Plains, Georgia, home less than four months ago.

He is the longest-living president at 98 years old.

Between 1977 and 1981, the couple held office in the White House.

They established The Carter Center in Atlanta in 1982 with the joint intention of resolving international conflicts, advancing freedom and democracy, and enhancing health.

However, the family noted that Rosalynn, who is now 95, had started her work to de-stigmatize mental health illness even before the center had its doors open.

She advocated for better access to care and a reduction in the stigma associated .

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