Dana Rader

First post: Aug 5, 2022 Latest post: Sep 10, 2022
Dear Friends and Colleagues of Dana Rader

As valued friends of Dana, we wanted to share an update on her health and ask for your support.

Dana has been undergoing treatment and continued assessment for some neurological issues that are affecting both her memory and her overall health.  It appears to be a fairly aggressive form of dementia.  She was admitted to Beaufort Memorial Hospital on July 26th and is responding to treatment.  She has had some challenges with blood clots and motor skills that she is working to overcome.  With continued progress, we expect she’ll be able to move to the Acute Care Unit in the days ahead for ongoing treatment and therapy.

Dana is loved and respected by many, and as word of her illness spread, we’ve been overwhelmed by your care and support.  We are optimistic that she’ll be able to take your calls, good wishes and potential visits.  It’s just impossible to predict how she will respond as she has good days and more challenging days.  We’ve observed some memory lapses and mood swings, coupled with moments of great clarity and awareness. 

On behalf of Dana and her family, thank you for your friendship, concern and prayers.

Amy Prior & Brian Rader 

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