PRESIDENT REAGAN ESTABLISHED NOVEMBER AS NATIONAL ALZHEIMER’S AWARENESS MONTH IN 1983. IN 1994, HE TOLD THE WORLD HE HAD IT. SEE VIDEO + INSPIRING LETTER:
President Ronald W. Reagan hand-wrote his profound message to America, sharing the news of his Alzheimer’s diagnosis. His words led the way in breaking down the stigmas and myths surrounding Alzheimer’s. Watch Nancy Reagan describe that moment. It marked the ceasing of his formal, public appearances and the beginning of his long, private farewell. Read the letter.
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