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Kathy Griffin Admits on Mom's 99th Birthday That Her Dementia Is ‘Worsening’

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Jun 11, 2019
09:07 P.M.
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When Kathy Griffin came online to celebrate her mother's birthday, it wasn't on an entirely happy mood. Her mother had just clocked 99, and the excitement of that was lost on Kathy, who revealed that her mother's dementia was getting worse.


Kathy first announced her mother's condition on Twitter in January when she tweeted that the whole thing was heartbreaking and sad. She referred to how bad it was by sharing a throwback post of herself and her mom having a conversation.


She mentioned that it was the last “proper/coherent” conversation they both had and that since then, her mum had declined into depression.

Since then, "The Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List" Star who appeared alongside her daughter on the show has explained how difficult it is for her to see her mum decline because of Dementia.

She mentioned that her mum's wellness was everything to her, and seeing that the sharpness is no longer there has been difficult for her.


“Today is my mother Maggie’s 99th Birthday,” she posted in a tweet on Monday, June 10 where she uploaded a picture of her and her mum. She said:

“I spoke with her yesterday and, unfortunately, I’m sorry to say her dementia is worsening. Here's a fun picture to celebrate happier times.”


Following the revelation, Kathy has come out to say that she has received tremendous support, love, and words of encouragement from people, particularly Kim Kardashian. It was reported that Kim would sometimes take her children to visit Kathy's mother, Maggie so she could play with them.

This sad news is coming on the back of what could be described as very trying times for Kathy Griffin. From dealing with a problem threatening her eyesight to having an eating disorder, the actress has had it tough.

Over the last few years, she lost her brother Gary to esophageal cancer in 2014, and her sister Joyce to throat cancer in 2017. She also lost her brother Kenny Griffin whom she admitted having a hard time with until his death.


Dementia is a fast growing mental sickness that affects mostly aged people between the ages of 60-100. It is associated with a decline in memory or the ability to think which in turn affects the patients’ performance mentally and physically.

Having received lots of love and encouragement from fans and people in general, the actress explained that her mother was getting the best treatments, assuring fans that she believes all would be well at the end.