Colombian writer Gabriel García Márquez suffers from dementia, but “still has the humor, joy and enthusiasm that has always had,” confirmed his brother Jaime Garcia Marquez in the Caribbean city of Cartagena de Indias.
In a meeting with the expedition of the Ruta Quetzal BBVA at the Museum of the Inquisition, the brother of the Nobel Prize for Literature said that “from the physical point of view he is fine, although it has some memory conflicts,” which were aggravated by overcame lymphatic cancer in 1999.
“In the family all suffer from dementia and he already has the havoc that is ahead because of cancer that put him in a death like situation. Chemotherapy saved his life, but also killed many neurons, many defenses and cell and it accelerated the process,” he said. (FL)