Ellen Miller, executive director for the Center for Aging & Community, discussed former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor’s dementia diagnosis on WIBC. Excerpt:
“When someone is first diagnosed they can function as a part of society for many years in the early stages of any kind of dementia,” said Miller. “It’s kind of a sad thing, I think, that people feel like they need to remove themselves just because they have a disease process.”
Miller said she believes the stigma surrounding Alzheimer’s is damaging.