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25 years ago, President Ronald Reagan announced his Alzheimer's

Breaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.SUBSCRIBENov. 11, 2019, 9:32 PM UTCBy Erika EdwardsTwenty-five years ago this month, President Ronald Reagan told the nation he’d been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.“I now begin the journey that will lead me into the sunset of my life,” he wrote in a letter addressed to his “Fellow Americans,” dated November 5, 1994.Reagan wrote that he and his wife, Nancy, decided to disclose his condition in hopes that it would increase attention for the disease that slowly, but surely, robs the mind of its memories.“In opening our hearts, we hope this might promote greater awareness of this condition,” he wro ...