Rosalynn Carter Passes at 96:

Former first lady and mental health advocate Rosalynn Carter, wife of President Jimmy Carter, dies at 96.

Dementia Diagnosis:

Carter was diagnosed with dementia in May, and her health had been in decline. She entered hospice care at home on Friday.

End-of-Life Treatment:

The former first lady joined her husband, Jimmy Carter, in hospice care at their Georgia home. Jimmy Carter has been in hospice care since February.

Equal Partner:

Jimmy Carter praised Rosalynn as his "equal partner" in all accomplishments, highlighting her wise guidance and unwavering support.

Humanitarian Legacy:

Besides being a loving mother and first lady, Rosalynn Carter's humanitarian legacy includes founding the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregivers in 1987.

Mental Health Advocate:

Rosalynn Carter was a pioneer in mental health advocacy, addressing stigma and promoting support for individuals and families seeking mental health care.

Political and Diplomatic Role:

A fierce ally in Jimmy Carter's political career, she also played a significant role in diplomatic missions, including a historic 1977 trip to Latin America.

Condolences and Tributes:

Leaders, including Jill Biden, George W Bush, and Nancy Pelosi, express condolences, praising Rosalynn's dignity, strength, and contributions to mental health and diplomacy.