Wendy Williams Diagnosed With Aphasia And Dementia.

Wendy Williams has been diagnosed with primary progressive aphasia and frontotemporal dementia.

The TV star was diagnosed with the conditions last year, and according to her care team, the issues have “already presented significant hurdles in Wendy’s life”.

Her care team issued a on her social media pages saying,“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.

“In 2023, after undergoing a battery of medical tests, Wendy was officially diagnosed with primary progressive aphasia and frontotemporal dementia (FTD). Aphasia, a condition affecting language and communication abilities, and frontotemporal dementia, a progressive disorder impacting behaviour and cognitive functions, have already presented significant hurdles in Wendy’s life.

“Wendy would not have received confirmation of these diagnoses were it not for the diligence of her current care team, who she chose, and the extraordinary work of the specialists at Weill Cornell Medicine. Receiving a diagnosis has enabled Wendy to receive the medical care she requires.”

The 59 year old star has battled a number of health issues over recent years, including Graves’ disease and lymphedema.

However, Wendy who hosted ‘The Wendy Williams Show’ between 2008 and 2021  hopes to “raise awareness about aphasia and frontotemporal dementia” by sharing the news with the public.

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