Report Paints Grim Picture of Casey Kasem's Mental State TMZ
Casey Kasem's "mind is almost gone and he's unable to function," according to a new report citing a legal document obtained by TMZ.com.
The website reports that the radio DJ and voice of Shaggy in "Scooby-Doo" has "major impairment to short term, long term and immediate recall memory; major impairment to verbally communicate; major impairment to perform simple calculations, plan simple tasks and reason logically; severe disorganized thinking; [and] moderate hallucinations."
His condition was outlined in a report based on a recent examination by a doctor. Kasem is said to be suffering from advanced Parkinson's and dementia, and is at the center of a bitter legal battle between his wife, Jean Kasem, and his children, as we reported recently.
The document was filed by Kasem's daughter Julie, who along with his other children is fighting to become conservator for her father, replacing her stepmother, the piece adds.
"The doctor says Casey has been sliding downhill for the last 3 to 4 years," the report notes.
Casey Kasem is the founder of the long-running "America's Top 40" radio program.