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‘Star Trek’ star Nichelle Nichols diagnosed with dementia: report

‘Star Trek’ star Nichelle Nichols has reportedly been diagnosed with dementia.

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“Star Trek” star Nichelle Nichols has reportedly been diagnosed with dementia.

According to Nichols’ conservatorship documents obtained by TMZ, the actress, 85, is “moderate progressive dementia.”

According to the documents, Dr. Meena Makhijani, who treat Nichols for the last couple of years, says that she is a “major deterioration of her short-term memory and moderate impairment of the understanding of abstract concepts, sense of time, place, and immediate recall”.

“There is no clear impairment,” however, when it comes to Nichols’ “the long-term memory, the orientation of her body, reading comprehension, verbal communication, concentration, recognition of familiar people, as well as the ability to reason and plan actions,” the report claimed, with mention of the documents.

“Star Trek” star Nichelle Nichols has reportedly been diagnosed with dementia.

(AP)

A sales representative for Nichols not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.

In 2015, Nichols, who is best known for playing Lieutenant Uhura in “Star Trek,” was rushed to a hospital, reportedly after suffering a mild stroke.

Dr. Meena Makhijani, that the treatment of the actress for the last few years, says that she is a major disorder in the short-term memory and moderate disability when it comes to abstract concepts, time, place, and remembering.

However, the gossip site reports her long-term memory, comprehension, verbal communication, concentration and recognition of well-known people is fine.

In 2015, Nichols hit by a slight stroke at her home.

A rep for the actress not immediately return a request for comment.

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Dr. Meena Makhijani, that the treatment of the actress for the last few years, says that she is a major disorder in the short-term memory and moderate disability when it comes to abstract concepts, time, place, and remembering.

However, the gossip site reports her long-term memory, comprehension, verbal communication, concentration and recognition of well-known people is fine.

In 2015, Nichols hit by a slight stroke at her home.

A rep for the actress not immediately return a request for comment.

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