Joanne Woodward is a Hollywood legend best known for her work in films such as Count Three and The Faces of Eve. However, stories have it that the celebrity received two severe diagnoses “just days” apart.
Joanne Woodward, 92, married fellow actor Paul Newman in 1958. However, she tragically lost her husband to cancer on September 26, 2008. While her husband was battling cancer, the Hollywood star was coping with her health concerns.
According to USA Today, Joanne was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2007, just a few days before her husband was diagnosed with terminal cancer.
She was last known to be living in Connecticut with her family.
In a February 2022 Closer Magazine feature, the actress was also stated to have Alzheimer’s.
“Today, Joanne, 91, with Alzheimer’s disease, lives in the Westport house where Paul died in 2008 at the age of 83,” Closer said.
On the other hand, Woodward’s family has not talked publicly about her condition, and she has not been photographed since 2013.
What are the early symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease?
Alzheimer’s disease symptoms appear gradually over time, according to the NHS.
“Sometimes these symptoms are confused with other conditions and may initially be attributed to old age,” according to the health service.
Each person’s illness progresses differently, and other conditions may occasionally exacerbate symptoms.
Memory problems will worsen as Alzheimer’s disease progresses.
According to the NHS, a person suffering from the illness may fail to recognize relatives and friends and struggle to remember the names of people they know.
As the condition progresses, people may become increasingly disoriented or confused. People commonly become disoriented or forget the time or date.
Other characteristics, such as preoccupation, repetition, or impulsivity, may develop alongside delusions or paranoia.
Some people may have difficulty falling asleep, while others may develop speech or language problems.
If you are concerned about your memory or suspect you may have dementia, you should see a doctor, according to the NHS.
“If you’re concerned about their memory problems, encourage them to schedule an appointment and even volunteer to accompany them.
In addition to dementia, memory problems can be caused by depression, stress, drugs, or other health concerns.