Famous people diagnosed with dementia
In medicine, dementia is a general term for the impaired ability to remember, think, or make decisions. There are many disorders that fall into this category, from Alzheimer's to Lewy body dementia. But while we often think of dementia and Alzheimer's disease as normal parts of aging, this isn't really the case. The CDC estimates that up to 40% of cases of dementia are actually preventable, or could at least be delayed. Like the rest of the population, many celebrities have been diagnosed with some form of dementia late in life before passing away in their senior years. However, some have been unlucky enough to develop the condition at much younger ages, and have their golden years taken from them. In this gallery, click through to learn which famous faces lived with dementia in one form or another.