REPORT: Helen Reddy Diagnosed with Dementia

Long Term Care Planning news ( is reporting the sad news about 70’s music pop star Helen Reddy. If you listened to top 40 or MOR(middle-of-the road, the ‘adult contemporary of the day) radio you heard her many hits.

Australia radio station 2ST’s Pete Brandtman reported that Helen Reddy has been diagnosed with dementia and has moved into a Los Angeles nursing facility. A story by Los Angles entertainment journalist Alan Duke from website “Lead Stories” has also reporting this in what he calls an “exclusive”.

Duke says, “While one source says the progressive illness is in its early stages, marked by Reddy “asking same question every few minutes,” another source suggested the symptoms were more advanced. She would forget where she put something and then suspect someone stole it, the second source said.

Reddy became a resident of the Motion Picture and Television Fund’s Samuel Goldwyn Center for Behavioral Health in Woodland Hills, California, in June, both sources confirmed.

Reddy, 73, rose to fame with her 1972 smash “I Am Woman,”. She also had chart hits with “Delta Dawn”, Angie Baby” and “You and Me Against the World”.

Reddy had been attempting a comeback but her failing health, according to reports, canceled a June concert date in San Diego.

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This is a good reason to consider making affordable Long Term Care Insurance part of your retirement plan. You can be rich or poor, a super-star or not, the need for care happens to all of us.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says if you reach the age of 65 you will have a 70% chance of needing some type of Long Term Care service before you pass. Think about that … how would you and your family deal with it? Where would the money come from? How would that impact your future retirement?

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