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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian10 Aug 2018 6:04 p.m. PST

"Star Trek" star Nichelle Nichols has reportedly been diagnosed with dementia…


Andrew Preziosi10 Aug 2018 6:22 p.m. PST

Sheesh, such a nice person too! frown

Bravo Two Zero10 Aug 2018 6:54 p.m. PST

That is sad. First I thought the reggae band Black Uhuru. Something sad about them.

So glad it is not. But sad news.


377CSG Supporting Member of TMP10 Aug 2018 7:35 p.m. PST

Hope she gets better. Where is Dr. (Bones) McCoy?

Personal logo Narratio Supporting Member of TMP10 Aug 2018 7:53 p.m. PST

Sorry 377CSG, that's a long downwards slope with no up escalator.

Happened with my father. Nothing but heartbreak for the family.

Mister Tibbles10 Aug 2018 8:02 p.m. PST

It's happening to my mother-in-law. It's very difficult. At least Nichelle's is moderate, which is a bit of good news.

Mutant Q10 Aug 2018 8:13 p.m. PST

Oh dear. That's sad. I loved Nichelle.

Oberlindes Sol LIC10 Aug 2018 9:19 p.m. PST

It's a tough way to go all around. Too bad. I really enjoyed her work on Star Trek.

Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP11 Aug 2018 2:26 a.m. PST

I hope she has had an early diagnosis, which may allow the docs to start treatment with medications like Donepezil hydrochloride, galantamine or rivastigmine, which can successfully slow the progress of this awful condition.

PS – the correct spelling of her ST character is UHURA.

Dynaman878911 Aug 2018 5:31 a.m. PST

The meds do not actually slow the progress of the disease they help with the symptoms of memory loss. Not exactly the same thing.

My mother in law had Alzheimers and she went very quickly, a couple of years though there were signs of it earlier.

Daithi the Black Inactive Member11 Aug 2018 8:28 a.m. PST

Thank you, Bill, for letting us know. Nichelle is my favorite actor from all of Star Trek.

Personal logo Andrew Walters Supporting Member of TMP11 Aug 2018 7:39 p.m. PST

She was and is fantastic.

She was at San Diego ComicCon, but I saw a poster that had two of her four appearances crossed off. Maybe connected.

Best wishes, she gave us all a lot.

charared Supporting Member of TMP11 Aug 2018 8:20 p.m. PST


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