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Alzheimer’s Foundation of America statement on Wendy Williams’ diagnosis of frontotemporal dementia

Wendy Williams during an interview with JusNik of WBLS at Circle of Sisters 2022. Credit: WBLS

“The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America sends our prayers and support to Wendy Williams and her family on the announcement of her diagnosis of frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and primary progressive aphasia. Her decision to publicly disclose her diagnosis will help raise awareness, reduce stigma, and show support for the many others living with dementia-related illnesses. We are grateful for her courage, transparency, and efforts to heightening understanding and compassion for all those living with a form of dementia.”

About Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA)

The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide support, services and education to individuals, families and caregivers affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias nationwide and to fund research for better treatment and a cure. Its services include a National Toll-Free Helpline (866-232-8484) staffed entirely by licensed social workers, caregiver support groups, educational programs and publications for caregivers, dementia-care training for healthcare professionals, the National Memory Screening Program, and more. For more information about AFA, call 866-232-8484, visit, or connect with us on FacebookX (Twitter)Instagram, or LinkedIn. AFA holds Charity Navigator’s top 4-star rating.

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