CNN Founder Ted Turner Says He Is Battling Lewy Body Dementia

Posted at 5:07 PM, Sep 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-28 17:07:21-04

NEW YORK (AP) —Ted Turner has announced that he has Lewy Body Dementia.

He’s 79 and spoke in an interview with CBS about his battle with a progressive brain disorder. He has Lewy Body Dementia and said the main symptoms are exhaustion and forgetfulness.

Turner founded CNN, though he hasn’t had anything to do with the network for years.

Turner said he once thought about running for president when he was married to Jane Fonda. He said she told him that if you run for office, you run alone.