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Pat Summitt faces many challenges

Updated: August 23, 2011, 6:58 PM ET
By Dr. Michael Kaplan | ESPN

Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt will face numerous challenges as she contends with early onset dementia. The Lady Vols' coach says she plans to continue coaching and does not intend to step down. Her announcement raises several questions about the disease and its prognosis. Here are some of those questions and their answers.

What is early onset dementia?

Dementia is a phenomenon of brain cell loss, which is a natural consequence of aging. But Alzheimer's, as ...

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