Baseball’s Tom Seaver Diagnosed with Dementia Seaver’s dementia diagnosis comes 28 years after Lyme disease diagnosis.

By Dorothy Kupcha Leland

A ccording to reports by the Associated Press, The New York Times, and other news outlets, baseball Hall of Famer Tom Seaver has been diagnosed with dementia. This comes some 28 years after Seaver was first diagnosed with Lyme disease.

baseball Hall of Famer Tom Seaver was diagnosed with Lyme and dementia was an iconic star of the New York Mets in the 1960s and ’70s. He first learned he had Lyme disease in 1991. With treatment, he seemed better. Then, in 2012, he started feeling bad again—which he described as “like having a perpetual case of the flu”—and he had trouble remembering things.

After symptoms worsened, he was diagnosed and treated for neurological Lyme disease. In 2013, the news media widely reported that Seaver was “winning” his battle against Lyme disease.

Fast-forward to now. The New York team plans a June 2019 50th anniversary celebration of the “Miracle Mets,” who won the 1969 World Series (in which Seaver played a pivotal role). Sadly, Seaver will be unable to participate in the festivities….Join or login below to continue reading.

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