Ronald Reagan: The Sunset of My Life

Ronald Reagan has survived bullets and cancer, but now he forthrightly faces his toughest foe: Alzheimer's

The other members of the Presidents Club knew what was happening to Ronald Reagan when they talked to him at the funeral of Richard Nixon this spring. It was confirmation of the whispers and rumors they all had been hearing about his failing memory. None was ready to use the dreaded word Alzheimer's just then, but it was in the back of their minds.

George Bush told friends he was profoundly worried about his old compatriot. Jimmy Carter confided just a few weeks ago to a companion that Reagan's responses were not right. And Jerry Ford thought Reagan seemed hollowed out....

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