Y.14 -

Alzheimer's Disease - "would pull the plug"

HL Alzheimer's a concern to princess

Credit: AP

DD 03/27/89

SO Windsor Star (WIN)

Edition: FINAL


Page: B4

Category: NEWS

Origin: BOSTON

LP --- Alzheimer's a concern to princess --- * BOSTON (AP) - Princess Yasmin Aga Khan, who nursed her mother, actress Rita Hayworth, until her death from Alzheimer's disease, said she worries she will get the illness and would want to "pull the plug" if she did.

TX She credits her harmonious relationship with her mother with her ability to support Hayworth throughout her illness, the Boston Sunday Globe reported. "Before she was sick, it was always possible to talk to my mother," Khan told the newspaper in an interview in New York. "She was shy and withdrawn but she always communicated with me. What bonded us is that we could always talk openly about our feelings for one another." Hayworth, star of such films as Miss Sadie Thompson and Gilda, died in 1987 at age 68. LOCAL KEYWORDS: DISEASES

Return to Princess Yasmine Press Clippings Index