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CNN founder Ted Turner reveals he has Lewy body dementia

Sunday 30 September 2018

79-year-old US billionaire media mogul Ted Turner, the founder of CNN, has revealed he has been diagnosed with Lewy body dementia, a neurodegenerative disease that affects memory, mood, motor skills and behaviour. He was misdiagnosed with depression before doctors identified dementia with Lewy bodies as the real underlying cause of his symptoms, which include forgetfulness and exhaustion.