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Tony Bennett reveals battle with Alzheimer’s disease: ‘Life is a gift’

Tony Bennett has revealed he has Alzheimer’s disease. In an interview with AARP, the singer, 94, said he was first diagnosed in 2016. According to the story, he has not yet experienced common symptoms like disorientation or episodes of terror, rage or depression, “but there was little doubt that the disease had progressed.” Gayatri Devi, M.D., a neurologist at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan, who diagnosed Bennett, said the singer has some “cognitive issues, but multiple other areas of his brain are still resilient and functioning well.” Devi continued, “He is doing so many things, at 94, …

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