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Justice O'Connor Announces Dementia Diagnosis, ‘Probably Alzheimer's'

4 monthes ago   |   By CBS

Retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor revealed in a letter on Tuesday that she has been diagnosed with the “beginning stages of dementia, probably Alzheimer's disease.”
“I will continue living in Phoenix, Arizona surrounded by dear friends and family,” she wrote and added, “While the final chapter of my life with dementia may be trying, nothing has diminished my gratitude and deep appreciation for the countless blessings of my life.”
O'Connor, 88, was nominated to the bench by President Ronald Reagan as the first female Supreme Court justice of the United States in 1981. She retired from the...
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‘I Want to Be Open.' Sandra Day O'Connor, First Woman to Serve on Supreme Court, Reveals Dementia Diagnosis

‘I Want to Be Open.' Sandra Day O'Connor, First Woman to Serve on Supreme Court, Reveals Dementia Diagnosis

4 monthes ago   |   By Fortune

Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor says she has been diagnosed with dementia, probably Alzheimer's disease, and is stepping away from public activities.
The 88-year-old O'Connor, the first woman to serve on the Supreme Court, said in an open letter released by the court Tuesday that doctors diagnosed her "some time ago" with the beginning stages of dementia.
"As this condition has progressed, I am no longer able to participate in public life," she wrote. "Since many people have asked about my current status and activities, I want to be open about these changes, and...
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Sandra Day O'Connor announces likely Alzheimer's diagnosis

4 monthes ago   |   By National Post

WASHINGTON - Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman on the Supreme Court, announced Tuesday that she has the beginning stages of dementia, “probably Alzheimer's disease.”
O'Connor made the announcement in a letter. The 88-year-old said her diagnosis was made some time ago and that as her condition has progressed she is “no longer able to participate in public life.”
“While the final chapter of my life with dementia may be trying, nothing has diminished my gratitude and deep appreciation for the countless blessings in my life. How fortunate I feel to be an American and to have been presented...
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Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor announces she is withdrawing from public life because of dementia

4 monthes ago   |   By The Washington Post

In a letter, O'Connor, the first woman to have served on the high court, said she had been diagnosed “some time ago” with the beginning stages of dementia - “probably Alzheimer's.” “As this condition has progressed, I am no longer able to participate in public life,” wrote O'Connor, who was nominated to the Supreme Court...
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Sandra Day O'Connor says she has beginning stages of dementia and 'probably Alzheimer's'

Sandra Day O'Connor says she has beginning stages of dementia and 'probably Alzheimer's'

4 monthes ago   |   By WESH

Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman on the Supreme Court, says she has the beginning stages of dementia and "probably Alzheimer's disease."
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Sandra Day O'Connor says she has beginning stages of dementia and 'probably Alzheimer's disease'

4 monthes ago   |   By The Morning Call

Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman on the Supreme Court, announced Tuesday that she has the beginning stages of dementia, "probably Alzheimer's disease." O'Connor made the announcement in a letter. The 88-year-old said her diagnosis was made some time ago and that as her condition has progressed...
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