The Truth About Ronald Reagan's Mind -- and Memory by Paul Kengor, Published February 02, 2011 | FoxNews.com
Ron Reagan, son of the late president, continues to get attention because of speculation in his new book that his father may have begun experiencing Alzheimer's Disease during his presidency. Ron cites two examples where his father seemed confused or forgetful, one as early as 1984 and another from 1986.
Ron's speculation ignited a very strong response from his brother, Mike Reagan, who called Ron an "embarrassment."
The issue isn't going away, and is sure to be debated in the next two weeks leading to the centennial of Ronald Reagan's birth on February 6.
We've been down this road before. This is not the first time such speculation was raised, only to be quickly struck down by Reagan's personal physicians, specialists, and experts on the disease.
As a biographer of Reagan, I've dealt with this question many times. It's a matter best left to the clinicians who closely inspected the president. [...]
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