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Rep. Holland reveals dementia diagnosis

Holland, who has served in the House for 34 years, made the announcement in a unusually silent and attentive chamber. Holland, 61, has been sick in recent years, including several hospitalizations. He said physicians at University of Mississippi Medical Center gave him the news last week.

Holland, who has said he plans to retire at the end of the current term, in 2020, says he feels fine, but his doctors have told him to ready his affairs for a time when his cognitive ability will be diminished.

Until that time, Holland said: “I will attack life with the gusto of a hound dog.”


Posted March 24, 2017 - 10:56 am

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