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David Milch is Diagnosed With Alzheimer’s Disease

Updated On 25 Apr, 2019 Published On

A bad time for David Milch! The creator of NYPD Blue and Deadwood has discovered that he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease after finding that something was wrong with his health.

During an interview with Vulture on Wednesday, April 24, the producer, 74, explained that he and his family first noticed changes in his behavior in 2014.

He told the outlet, "[I had] imperfect recall and tardy recall and short temper. I became more and more of an acquired taste."

The Emmy winner then went on to say that he had noticed "a generalized incertitude and a growing incapacity" when started writing scripts.

David got a brain scan and learned he has Alzheimer’s last year. Alzheimer is a common disease that causes destroying "memory and other important mental functions."

He explained,

As best I understand it, which is minimally, I have a deterioration in the organization of my brain. And it’s progressive. And in some ways, discouraging … in more than some ways; in every way I can think of.

When he received the news, the writer realized that his late father probably suffered from Alzheimer as well.

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, more than 5.8 million people are living with the disease in the United States. It is one of the sixth major cause of death in the nation. There is currently no cure.

David was in the middle of the shooting of Deadwood: The Movie when he was diagnosed with the brain ailment.

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