Alice Munro, the noted short story writer from Canada, won the 2013 Nobel prize for literature.
One of her stories, The Bear Came Over the Mountain, is about a man who loses his wife to Alzheimer’s Disease, then when he places her in a nursing home, finds that he may lose her to another man. You can read it in: www.newyorker.com/magazine…/the bear came over the mountain.
The story also explores how individuals react to their own aging, or to that of their partners.
Alice Munro recently said, “There’s something I think is growing on me as I get older: happy endings.”