Now we know why the son of legendary Star Trek actress and Chicago-area native Nichelle Nichols made legal moves back in May to protect his mother… TMZ reported yesterday that the 85-year old star who played Lt. Uhura has dementia.
There is good news... Nichols is still able to function pretty well. She can communicate, recognize family and friends and handle many of her day-to-day activities. But doctors say her short term memory is severely impaired and her condition is progressive, which means it could get worse.
Blessings to her and her family on the journey ahead.