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    WBB: Pat Summitt diagnosed with dementia


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    Re: WBB: Pat Summitt diagnosed with dementia

    Longer article with quotes from Summitt:

    Pat Summitt diagnosed with early onset dementia GoVolsXtra



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    Re: WBB: Pat Summitt diagnosed with dementia

    Something like that is scarier to me than a heart attack or cancer



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    Re: WBB: Pat Summitt diagnosed with dementia

    So sad, I always had a feeling the only thing holding her back from being the Joe Paterno of Womens College Basketball is sickness or death. I think she could have coached forever.



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    Re: WBB: Pat Summitt diagnosed with dementia

    Though I'd never wish this on another, perhaps it will help bring attention to the possibility that illnesses and other health conditions can -- and do -- happen to anyone. It becomes so personal when it happens to someone we know.



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    Re: WBB: Pat Summitt diagnosed with dementia

    Quote Originally Posted by gocubs2118 View Post
    So sad, I always had a feeling the only thing holding her back from being the Joe Paterno of Womens College Basketball is sickness or death. I think she could have coached forever.
    Agreed. She's only 59. Barring something like this, I would have expected her to go at least 15 more years.



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    Re: WBB: Pat Summitt diagnosed with dementia

    Terrible news.



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    Wow, that is not good news. Dementia can take over so quickly.



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    Re: WBB: Pat Summitt diagnosed with dementia

    Ouch. Praying for her and her family. That's rough.


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    Re: WBB: Pat Summitt diagnosed with dementia

    Quote Originally Posted by mred View Post
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    Pat Summitt diagnosed with early onset dementia GoVolsXtra
    So disappointing. In reading the article - I had two thoughts: 1) I was struck by the maturity and thoughtfulness of her son's responses, and 2) My general impression is that earlier onsets of this disease are generally accompanied by faster progression.

    Hopefully - medical advances will keep her coaching for awhile.



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    Re: WBB: Pat Summitt diagnosed with dementia

    This is sad news. My grandfather developed dementia in his later years, and although the last time I saw him in person was in 2003 (he died in '08) I could tell he definitely wasn't the same, and it was hard to see a once strong man who did very well for himself while healthy slowly disintegrate.

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    Re: WBB: Pat Summitt diagnosed with dementia

    2) My general impression is that earlier onsets of this disease are generally accompanied by faster progression.
    Unfortunately, this is very true.





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    Re: WBB: Pat Summitt diagnosed with dementia

    terrible news for her and her family.



    that being said - can't imagine the negative recruiting she and her program will face.



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    Re: WBB: Pat Summitt diagnosed with dementia

    Horrible news. Just goes to show that no one is protected from the frailty of the human body.



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    Re: WBB: Pat Summitt diagnosed with dementia

    Quote Originally Posted by CyPride View Post
    terrible news for her and her family.



    that being said - can't imagine the negative recruiting she and her program will face.
    While I am sure recruits will take into account the fact that she may not be there, I believe the coaching community in women's basketball will not stoop so low as to actually use this as a pitch to prospective talent. Scott Drew does not coach women's basketball.



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