Wife to be sent to care home 70 miles from husband

A man from Walton-on-the-Naze in Essex says he is scared his wife will forget him if plans to move her to a care home almost 70 miles away go ahead.

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Man from Essex devastated his wife must be cared for almost 70 miles away

A man from Essex is devastated at the thought of being separated from his wife, after being told she must move to a care home on the other side of the county.

Roger Lewsey, who's 72 and from Walton-on-the-Naze, has been married to Doreen for more than 50 years.

But after she was diagnosed with dementia, health officials said the only place she can be cared for is almost 70 miles away.

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