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Wendy Williams thanks fans for support after dementia and aphasia diagnosis

Wendy Williams, a former US talk show host, has expressed gratitude to her audience for their support following her diagnosis of aphasia and dementia.

The 59-year-old Williams expressed her “immense gratitude for the love and kind words” she received from them, calling their response “overwhelming”.

The celebrity said in a statement to the Associated Press that she was reminded of “the power of unity and the need for compassion” by the remarks.

For more than ten years, she was the host of the nationally syndicated Wendy Williams Show.

Due to her ongoing health issues, it ended in 2022.

In an effort “to correct inaccurate and hurtful rumours about her health,” her care team revealed her diagnosis on Thursday.

As her supporters are aware, Wendy has previously been transparent with the public about her medical battles with Lymphedema and Graves’ Disease as well as other serious health issues.

“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 medical team stated that “a battery of medical tests” last year verified the diagnosis.
Patients with aphasia, a neurological condition affecting the nerve system, frequently find it difficult to articulate their ideas and may even lose the capacity to write or talk.

Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) is a brain disease that affects language and communication skills and is irreversible. It is caused by damage to the left side of the brain. According to the National Institutes of Health, although there is a medication that can halt or stop the disease’s course, its symptoms can be controlled as they worsen over time.

Compared to other types of dementia, this uncommon illness typically affects people younger; most cases are discovered between the ages of 45 and 64.

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