Love conquers all: Dementia doesn’t diminish love for 3 Murrieta couples

MURRIETA – When Donald McCollough, 85, and Donna McCollough, 81, recited their wedding vows 61 years ago, they promised to love each other through sickness and in health. Donald, who is diagnosed with dementia, and Donna joined two other couples to reaffirm their commitment to love and honor their spouses at a vow renewal at Vineyard Place, an Anthem Memory Care community at 24325 Washington Ave., Murrieta. “Dementia doesn’t diminish their love. The ceremony brought back good memories for them and reminded them how special it is to be with someone they love despite the challenges,” Christopher Balmes, life engagement director for Vineyard Place, said. “We are honored to be a part of this joyful occasion for the
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