Daily Court Reporter - News O’Connor dementia announcement underscores importance of a coordinated state response, caregiver support
O’Connor dementia announcement underscores importance of a coordinated state response, caregiver support
Beverley Laubert, Director, Ohio Department of Aging
Recently, Sandra Day O’Connor, the first woman to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States, made the courageous public announcement that she has been living with dementia. In a statement, O’Connor said, “While the final chapter of my life with dementia may be trying, nothing has diminished my gratitude and deep appreciation for the countless blessings in my life.” Ohio and the nation certainly benefitted from her more than two decades in the nation’s most important courtroom, and our thoughts and prayers are with her and her family during this difficult time, as is our appreciation for her long and accomplished career.
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Date Published: November 22, 2018