Wendy Williams Diagnosed with FTD

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American talk-show host Wendy Williams has been diagnosed with primary progressive aphasia and frontotemporal dementia.

Yesterday (February 21), her team released a statement informing the media of William’s condition to bring awareness to the conditions.

Last year, the 59-year-old former talk show host was diagnosed with aphasia, which is a condition that affects language and communication abilities. Frontotemporal dementia is a disorder that affects behaviour and cognitive functions, which leads to memory loss. 

In the statement, Wendy’s team had this to say: “Unfortunately, many individuals diagnosed with aphasia and frontotemporal dementia face stigma and misunderstanding, particularly when they begin to exhibit behavioral changes but have not yet received a diagnosis.”

Williams was the host of The Wendy Williams Show, which aired from 2008 to 2021.