Video: Tennessee Women’s Basketball Coach Pat Summitt Opens Up About Her Dementia Diagnosis

Aug 24, 2011  •  Post A Comment

The winningest college basketball coach in history released a video in which she talks about her diagnosis of early-onset dementia, CNN.com reports.

Pat Summitt, head coach of the University of Tennessee Lady Volunteers women’s basketball team, announced in the video, addressed to her “Tennessee family” — the university, boosters and fans — that she was diagnosed earlier this year by doctors at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., with a form of Alzheimer’s disease. She said she will continue to coach the team.

She asked viewers to respect her privacy as she continues to deal with her health issues.

Here’s the video, posted by CNN:

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