Wendy Williams Diagnosed With Dementia And Aphasia

In a recent statement, Wendy Williams’ care team addressed the ongoing speculation about her health, confirming that she has been diagnosed with primary progressive aphasia and frontotemporal dementia. The announcement aimed to correct inaccurate rumors and shed light on the challenges Williams has been facing.

The press release highlighted Williams’ past openness about her health struggles, including Graves’ Disease and Lymphedema. It acknowledged the concerns raised by fans and observers regarding her cognitive abilities, noting instances where she exhibited difficulty in processing information and understanding financial transactions.

The diagnosis of primary progressive aphasia and frontotemporal dementia, received in 2023 after extensive medical tests, has brought significant hurdles into Williams’ life. Aphasia, affecting language and communication skills, coupled with frontotemporal dementia, a progressive disorder impacting behavior and cognitive functions, have posed challenges for the star.

The decision to share this news was not taken lightly, but it was made to advocate for understanding and compassion for Williams, as well as to raise awareness about aphasia and frontotemporal dementia. The statement emphasized the importance of early detection and eliminating the stigma associated with dementia.

Williams’ care team affirmed her ability to continue doing many things for herself, highlighting her trademark sense of humor and the support she receives to address her needs. They expressed gratitude for the outpouring of kind thoughts and good wishes from well-wishers.