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Letter: Dementia is no laughing matter

Memory problems could be an early sign of

Memory problems could be an early sign of dementia and should not be ignored. Credit: iStock

The article “Ferrell as president” [News, April 29] had me asking, how low will Hollywood go? To make a political satire about a person with dementia is disgusting.

Alzheimer’s is a debilitating sickness. Millions of people have suffered from this dreaded disease, which affects entire families.

Actor Will Ferrell opted out of playing President Ronald Reagan after a backlash. What was the driving factor here? Was it politics?

John Malesko, Shirley