Ronald Reagan had Alzheimer's while president, son says

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    Ronald Reagan had Alzheimer's while president, says son | World news | The Guardian


    Ronald Reagan's sons have locked horns over the former president's political legacy after the younger brother, Ron, said his late father's battle with Alzheimer's began while he was in the White House.

    The spat opens up a subject that has long been a talking point – when did the 40th president begin to become mentally impaired by the disease. He was formally diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 1994, five years after he left office. Reagan died 10 years later at 93.
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    Getting old is hell.
     
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    Hard to say when the decline started. He did lose energy at the end of his presidency
     
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    This is hardly breaking news . . .
     
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    Little Ron has been an embarrassment and a thorn in the family side for decades. Nothing new here... he has always gone out of his way to sully his folks. Little sissy needs a good smack in the mouth if you ask me.
     
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    Good Lord Ron.. your Dad's dead and your Mom is pretty elderly... leave it alone already. Grow up.
     
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    No one can really be surprised by this, can they?
     
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    That's the assumption. Alzheimers doesn't just show up out of nowhere.
     
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    I thought that having it was a pre-requisition to be a politician.
     
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