Why Did Alzheimer’s Kill Gene Wilder?

Actor Gene Wilder died this week from complications related to Alzheimer’s disease. He was 83 years old. What many people have wondered is how the disease killed him just three years after diagnosis. Kate Pierce is a Manager for Alzheimer’s Association-Greater Michigan Chapter. She tells WDET’s Amy Miller that most patients die of complications related to the disease.

 

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Aired on: Morning Edition
Filed Under: #Health
About the Author

Amy Miller

Reporter/Producer

Amy has been working in public and commercial radio for the last 30 yrs. She is an award winning reporter and news anchor, born and raised in Detroit.

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