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October 7, 2020

Ken Langa comments on claim that Joe Biden is ‘senile’

portrait of Kenneth LangaPolitiFact discussed Brit Hume’s charge that Joe Biden is ‘senile’. Ken Langa agrees with other geriatrics experts that this is wrong:

Dementia is defined as cognitive decline that is severe enough to cause someone to lose the ability to function independently in daily life, Langa said. ‘Joe Biden clearly does not have dementia.  It is possible that Biden may have more difficulties finding some words and speaking smoothly than when he was younger, but that does not mean he is ‘senile’ or even that he has ‘mild cognitive impairment.’