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Creating the Video

When the staff at Silverado read John's heartfelt words, everyone knew they were truly special and would be profoundly moving to others that have been affected Alzheimer's and other types of dementia. 

Within a few days of John's original letter making it to Silverado's home office in California, a team was on a plane to Illinois to help capture the story. Here are their thoughts on being involved in chronicling such a powerful story. 

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This was such a fulfilling project to be a part of, and truly an amazing experience. John and Kerry allowed us to spend two full days with them, and the fact that they shared so much of their life’s journey was very special.

It was also great to see how the entire Silverado Naperville team was really proud to be a part of their story and most importantly a part of their lives. I feel privileged to have been a small part of bringing John's words to life, and I hope people will watch this story and know that they are not alone — that it’s truly the moments that matter. 

-David Gill, Silverado Production Team


There is a humbling feeling about filming a true love story between two people and watching it unfold right in front of you. As we interacted with John and Kerry, it was evident that the moments they shared on camera were unscripted and were very emotional. 

Being allowed to record touching moments during such a challenging time was a statement of courage and strength from John. If Alzheimer’s disease has taught me anything, it is how powerful love can be. Being part of such an experience has been invaluable. 

- Frederic Tiberghien, Silverado Production Team

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John & Kerry's Story

Learn more about John's decision to seek out additional care options for his beloved wife.

John's Words

Telling this love story began with a beautiful letter written by a doting husband. We are happy to share his words here.

Support Groups

Connect with other families who are also caring for a loved one affected by dementia. 

Education and Resources

Learn about the types of dementia and watch videos of our medical directors as they discuss dementia and end-of-life.

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The Captain's Story

Watch another inspiring tale of memories rediscovered in this video of Captain Ralph Bartels' visit to the port he oversaw while serving in the Coast Guard. 

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