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Sandra Day O'Connor's Dementia Announcement Puts Spotlight On Alzheimer's

The retired Supreme Court justice announced Tuesday that she has been diagnosed with dementia and potentially Alzheimer's disease.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor pledges alligence to the flag Saturday, Sept. 17, 2005. (Matt York/AP)

Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor announced Tuesday that she has been diagnosed with dementia and potentially Alzheimer’s disease.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson speaks with Dr. Paul Newhouse (@DrPaulNewhouse), director of the Vanderbilt Center for Cognitive Medicine, about the disease, how it’s treated and what the latest research says about causes.

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