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Casey Kasem

Early Dementia

'Shuffles' Around

10/8/2013 1:24 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Casey Kasem is mainly bedridden with advanced Parkinson's disease, only able to "shuffle short distances" and may have the early onset of dementia ... this according to new legal docs obtained by TMZ.

The docs were filed by Julie, one of Casey's 3 kids from his first marriage, asking a judge to create a conservatorship and give her and her husband the power to control Casey's health care decision.

Julie says in the papers that Casey's wife of 33 years, Jean, has isolated Casey from his kids.  Julie says Jean won't even allow Casey's kids to talk with them by phone.

Julie claims she currently has a power of attorney to make health care decisions for Casey, and that should give more than enough authority to have contact with him.

TMZ broke the story ... Casey's kids claim Jean has not allowed them any contact with their dad for 3 months.

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Joey    

What a bitch. She is in for some serious karma. Parents need to see their children before they die, its very important to them. This bitch has no right to keep his kids from him.

277 days ago
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Mumra the Ever Living    

Do you people at TMZ have any idea of how old this guy is? If you consider 81 for EARLY onset dementia, what would you consider LATE onset dementia?

277 days ago
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Tinalouise    

I cold never figure these two out anyway and always looked like the epitome of The Odd Couple. She is making damn sure she gets every last penny this poor guy earned and is being nothing but a selfish bitch doing it. If anyone tried to keep my from my father at this point in his life I would be doing more than calling a lawyer. I hope they get too see him before its too late.

277 days ago
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Mumra the Ever Living    

TMZ, first you say:
asking a judge to create a conservatorship and give her and her husband the power to control Casey's health care decision."
then you say:
Julie claims she currently has a power of attorney to make health care decisions for Casey, and that should give more than enough authority to have contact with him."
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Now how 'bout making up your mind and telling us which bogus story you are going to go with.

277 days ago
5.

charlei harper    

something is missing from this situation...some piece to this puzzle.

277 days ago
6.

samael    

Family and friends have the right to visibly see this man, no one is going to publish a pic of him.This behavior is the equivalent to locking him in the basement.

Based on the little information we have, I believe that overkill is being used to "hid" casey from the public.

Apparently a person is supposed to be ashamed to age as well as survive daily with a disese.

stupid ass vain hollywood

Good for the family members for bringing this to our attention..keep shining the light on this until it is resolved.

277 days ago
7.

reader    

maybe casey doesn't want to be seen this way, maybe it is his wish to let everyone stay away so he can keep his old image. The fact that Jean hasn't come out and said a word should not be taken as guilt. She may be a very faithful wife that is following her husbands wishes.

277 days ago
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Dead account Delete at will    

Jeans a bitch and needs to back off and let his kids see their father. It sounds like he's got one foot in the grave already and after he's gone she'll never have to see the kids again. She really needs to do the right thing.

277 days ago
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Sili'LilSkoolgrl    

Someone needs to proofread these articles before they are thrown onto the site. Doesn't TMZ have some sort of rep to uphold?

It will come out that wifey has doctored the will. Mark my words.

277 days ago
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Dead@27    

Regarding the petition, the judge asked them to countdown the Top 40 reasons for a conservatorship.

277 days ago
11.

Lee    

Getting old while rich can be painful. The wife may be afraid he might listen to whatever the kids say and change his will to benefit the kids. The kids may have burned the bridges with him and are now trying to reclaim space. Who is telling the truth? They need to appoint a neutral conservator via the courts who will interview all parties and create open lines of communication.

277 days ago
12.

Los Pepes    

Keep your stars on the ground and keep reaching for the feet

277 days ago
13.

shirley    

right karma is a bitch and so is a gold digger casey you are in my prayers

277 days ago
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NoBozo    

This is a fishy situation for everyone. Mr. Kasum is very old and early onset dementia is a ridiculous medical label at his age. Parkinson's also has related dementia, so there is a lot of medical issues that are not public knowledge. But, Mrs. Kasum reasons for keeping her husband over many decades away from his biological children is suspicious, even if she has her reasons. If he did not want to see his children, was the decision made as dementia took over his mental state? If the children know they are not in the will, their presence with their father should never be an obstacle. Something is very dubious here.

277 days ago
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RB12    

F@@kin ponderous...

277 days ago
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