Jay Leno’s Wife Struggles To Remember Him After Dementia Diagnosis

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Recent court documents regarding Jay Leno’s wife, Mavis, reveal her struggle with advanced dementia, resulting in significant memory decline and disorientation.

Mavis’ attorney, appointed by the court after Jay initiated a conservatorship petition, states that she has difficulty recognizing her husband and recalling her own birth date.

“She has a lot of disorientation, will ruminate about her parents who have both passed and her mother who died about 20 years ago,” her attorney noted.

However, despite her cognitive impairment, he acknowledged that she still possesses a charming personality and is able to communicate effectively.

These memory issues have been confirmed by a neurologist overseeing her care since a car accident in 2018, according to TMZ.

As stated by the attorney, Jay Leno, who has been married to his wife for 44 years, is a devoted husband who wishes to ensure Mavis’s financial security in the event of his passing before hers. His decision to petition as the conservator of her estate is solely for planning purposes.

“After research and investigation, Mr. and Ms. Leno have a long-term, loving and supportive relationship,” Mavis’s attorney stated in the document. “However, no one lives forever, and the actions taken by Mr. Leno are necessary for his and Mavis’ protection. Estate planning is something that most everyone needs, but by the time you need it, if you don’t have it, it is too late to get it.”

“She consents to it and wants that,” he added. “Mr. Leno is her protector and she trusts him.”

Jay Leno Gives Update On His Wife’s Condition

In January, Jay provided an update on his wife’s health, confirming that “she’s fine” and reassuring everyone of their overall well-being.

He told the Daily Mail at the time: “She’s fine. Everybody’s good. We’re doing well.”

Leno also mentioned that he had “set up a will, in case something happens,” before driving away from the paparazzi.