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Close Up Radio Welcomes Back Mental Illness Advocate Maurice J. Jordan

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Los Angeles, CA – Maurice J. Jordan is an aspiring speaker who seeks to share with others about mental illness, especially dementia.

Tessie has been suffering from dementia for seven years. As a full-time caregiver, he is most proud that he can take care of his wife.

For this show, Maurice will offer further details about Tessie, and her life up until her beginnings with dementia.

Teresita “Tessie” Adriano-Jordan was born in Manilla, Philippines and raised nearby in Makati, outside of Manilla. In her young adult years, she worked for Occidental Petroleum. She had her first marriage at a young age while still living in the Philippines. After a separation, Tessie came to the United States with her 5 year old son.

When she arrived in the United States, she first lived in Virginia where she met her second husband. Later, she moved to Hanover, Pennsylvania, where she established a travel agency. Tessie was married to her second husband for twelve years until they separated. Eventually, she sold the travel agency, and moved to Los Angeles, California in 1997, where she found employment at the Hilcrest Country Club.

Throughout their relationship. Maurice and Tessie both loved to travel. Tessie would plan all the trips as a result of her experience as a travel agent. In March 2003, Maurice proposed to Tessie at Machu Picchu. They were officially married on August 15th, 2004.

Maurice started noticing early signs of dementia in his wife back in 2017.

“Let them be in the driver’s seat, but steer the course,” concludes Maurice.

For more information, visit his pages on Facebook and LinkedI