On Sunday night, a Carter Center spokesman said there was “no new info or new status” on the health conditions of the former first couple, who continue to rest in their Plains home.
Rosalyn Carter celebrated her 96th birthday quietly with family on Friday. Private festivities included the release of butterflies in her garden and sharing cupcakes and peanut butter ice cream. Jimmy Carter turns 99 in October.
The couple have lived in their modest ranch-style house since 1961, save for their years in the Governor’s Mansion and the White House. Plains, about 150 miles south of Atlanta, has fewer than 1,000 residents.
Josh Carter, a 39-year-old grandson, told People magazine that his grandfather is “still fully Jimmy Carter” and aware of all of the well wishes he has received since entering hospice. “He’s just tired.”
Rosalynn Carter understands that she has dementia, according to the grandson, and some days are better than others.
“She still knows who we are, for the most part — that we are family,” he told People, adding that a good night’s sleep improves her symptoms and that she is still able to form new memories.
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