Pat Summitt: Facing Alzheimer's Challenge

PAT SUMMITT: FACING ALZHEIMER'S CHALLENGE

Pat Summitt

Lady Vols head basketball coach Pat Summitt announced on Aug. 23, 2011, she has been diagnosed with early onset dementia. She learned of the diagnosis after consulting doctors after the end of the 2011 basketball season.

 


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What is Alzheimer's?

Alzheimer's is a general term for memory loss and other intellectual abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life. It is the most common form of dementia.

More information can be found at the website of the Alzheimer's Association.

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