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Rock star’s dementia was ‘curable’ though he almost lost all

Dick Wagner’s songs and lead guitar have been featured on more than 200 renowned albums, garnering more than 35 Platinum and Gold records, BMI songwriter awards, Emmys, and numerous prestigious international awards. Photo via Dick Wagner Facebook.

Dick Wagner’s songs and lead guitar have been featured on more than 200 renowned albums, garnering more than 35 Platinum and Gold records, BMI songwriter awards, Emmys, and numerous prestigious international awards. Photo via Dick Wagner Facebook.

A rock star is talking about nearly losing his career because of dementia.

ABC News reports Dick Wagner had a stroke and heart attack in 2007.

The former guitarist for bands like Alice Cooper, Aerosmith and Kiss, told ABC News he woke up from a coma and thought his career was over. Wagner said he had a paralyzed left arm, then new symptoms like mental fuzziness started to appear.

Wagner was diagnosed with NPH, a condition that typically strikes after the age of 55 and often mimics the dementia of Alzheimer’s and the impaired motor skills of Parkinson’s disease.

Read more on the story here to see how he was cured.

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