Published: Thursday 31 August, 2017

Singer Verni Varga Battling Early Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease: Report

Some sad news about Vernie Varga. According to reports, Verni Varga has Alzheimer’s disease and she’s suffering from its early stages characterized by episodes of dementia. There have been rumors about Verni’s condition for the past several weeks but now it has been confirmed by Bandera Inquirer.

Verni Varga Alzheimer's disease

Verni Varga has Alzheimer’s disease. (ABS CBN screen grab)

According to the report, this is the reason why Varga is no longer active with her career. One of the early symptoms of Alzheimer’s is the loss of short term memory – the inability to remember recent events and the inability to acquire new information.

Entertainment journalist Jobert Sucaldito recalls an incident last year involving Vernie Varga that he now realizes to be a symptom of her Alzheimer’s disease.

According to Jobert, Verni was a special guest at Michael Pangilinan’s concert at Teatrino. The two rehearsed their performances up to the day of the event but come show time, Verni Varga was nowhere to be found. This puzzling because Verni has always been known for her professionalism throughout her career.

“After the show, I received a text message from Verni asking kung tapos na ang show because kararating lang niya sa bahay nila. She apologized dahil nakalimutan daw niya that she had guesting with us,” recalled Jobert Sucaldito.

“Kaya when I heard that Ms. Varga has Alzheimer’s now, yung nangyari pala sa amin ay sign na iyon.”