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Black People Have A Disproportionate Connection To Dementia

I’ve never met Wendy Williams. But learning she has aphasia and frontotemporal dementia triggered a familiar sense of grief and sympathy. My grandmother had dementia, more specifically, Alzheimer’s, and passed from the condition in 2015. It’s hard to explain the hurt of witnessing a loved one lose the qualities that make them who they are and gradually become someone you don’t recognize.



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