Entertainment 'Star Trek' icon Nichelle Nichols has been diagnosed with dementia

07:35  11 august  2018
07:35  11 august  2018 Source:   wonderwall.com

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' Star Trek ' icon Nichelle Nichols has been diagnosed with dementia and the disease has progressed. According to docs filed in Nichelle 's conservatorship, Dr. Meena Makhijani -- who specializes in osteopathic medicine -- says Nichols has been a patient of hers for the last 2-3 years

Star Trek star Nichelle Nichols has been diagnosed with dementia , according to TMZ. The outlet has obtained documents filed in the 85-year-old's conservatorship in which Dr

Nichelle Nichols standing posing for the camera: Nichelle Nichols attends the © Rob Latour/REX/Shutterstock Nichelle Nichols attends the "Star Trek: Discovery" TV show premiere in Los Angeles on Sept. 19, 2017.

"Star Trek" legend Nichelle Nichols has reportedly been diagnosed with dementia.

TMZ obtained documents filed in the 85-year-old's conservatorship in which Dr. Meena Makhijani, who specializes in osteopathic medicine, states that Nichelle has "moderate progressive dementia." Nichelle has been Dr. Makhijani's patient for several years.

Court documents also stated that the actress "has major impairment of her short-term memory and moderate impairment of understanding abstract concepts, sense of time, place and immediate recall," TMZ said.

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Nichelle Nichols , best known for playing Lieutenant Uhura in “ Star Trek ,” has been diagnosed with dementia . Nichelle Nichols in “ Star Trek II: the Wrath of Khan”Paramount.

There is some good news. Dr. Makhijani indicated that there is no "apparent impairment for things like long-term memory, orientation of her body, comprehension, verbal communication, concentration, recognition of familiar people, as well as ability to reason logically and plan actions," TMZ said.

Nichelle rose to prominence in the 1960s with her groundbreaking role as Lieutenant Uhura in "Star Trek."

Nichelle Nichols et al. looking at the camera: Nichelle Nichols is © Paramount Television/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock Nichelle Nichols is "Star Trek".

Eariler this year, Nichols' son Kyle Johnson indicated that his mom had dementia and had four fiduciaries assigned to her as conservators to prevent others from taking advantage of her.

In legal documents filed in May, Kyle said the fiduciaries were necessary because her dementia was "impacting her executive functioning" and made her "susceptible to undue influence."

He added, "Certain individuals have unduly exerted themselves into Ms. Nichols' life to her detriment."

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