Famous People Who Have Been Diagnosed with Dementia

Dementia is a condition that can affect people from all walks of life. If you’ve recently had a dementia diagnosis, the news can come as a shock to you, your friends and family. Find out which celebrities have been diagnosed with dementia in this article. 

Bruce Willis 

One of the most famous people to receive a dementia diagnosis in recent years was Bruce Willis. On the 16th of February 2023, it was announced by his family that the Die-Hard actor had an official diagnosis of frontotemporal dementia, a relatively rare form of the condition. After Willis’s dementia diagnosis, there was an outpouring of love and support from fellow celebrities, such as Aaron Paul, Queen Latifah and Brian Cox. 

Robin Williams 

After his passing in 2014, comedian and actor Robin Williams had been diagnosed with Lewy body dementia. In the final days of his life, Williams experienced various symptoms, such as changes in his memory and thinking, as well as sleep disorder and early signs of tremors. Despite this, Williams worked through the condition to cheer up his fanbase with his signature quick wit and humour. 

Margaret Thatcher 

Former UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher showed the first signs of dementia as far back as 2000 when she struggled with her memory. Over time, the condition started to increase for the Iron Lady. The death of her husband, Sir Denis Thatcher, from pancreatic cancer in 2003 saw her health continue to decline before her passing in 2013. 

Sean Connery 

Many actors over several decades played James Bond in the 007 film series, from Daniel Craig to Pierce Brosnan and Sir Roger Moore. One man who was synonymous with the British spy was Sir Sean Connery. Before his passing, it was revealed by his late wife Micheline Roquebrune that Connery had been diagnosed with dementia in the final few years of his life. 

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