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Wendy Williams Diagnosed With Aphasia & Dementia

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Wendy Williams the former talk show host, has been diagnosed with progressive aphasia and frontotemporal dementia, according to representatives for her.

The news was shared in a press release on Thursday to “correct inaccurate and hurtful rumors about her health,” a care team for Williams wrote in a statement.

“As Wendy’s fans are aware, in the past she has been open with the public about her medical struggles with Graves’ Disease and Lymphedema as well as other significant challenges related to her health. Over the past few years, questions have been raised at times about Wendy’s ability to process information and many have speculated about Wendy’s condition, particularly when she began to lose words, act erratically at times, and have difficulty understanding financial transactions. The decision to share this news was difficult and made after careful consideration, not only to advocate for understanding and compassion for Wendy, but to raise awareness about aphasia and frontotemporal dementia,” according to the press release.

Williams received her aphasia and dementia diagnoses in 2023 from Weill Cornell Medicine, according to her representatives.

The condition impacts communication, personality and the ability to understand language, according to the Mayo Clinic.

Source: CNN