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Experts Say Trump's Deteriorating Speech Could Be Sign of Early Dementia

The president wasn't always this incoherent. Research suggests it may be a result of cognitive decline.

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It was the kind of utterance that makes professional transcribers question their career choice: " … there is no collusion between certainly myself and my campaign, but I can always speak for myself - and the Russians, zero." When President Trump offered that response to a question at a press conference last week, it was the…

Sharon Begley is a senior science writer at STAT, the life sciences publication of the Boston Globe. She is the author of Can't Just Stop: An Investigations of Compulsions.