Keep Sen. Helms in Your Prayers

Mary Katharine Ham
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Posted: Apr 03, 2006 7:15 AM

He has entered a convalescent center:

Former U.S. Sen. Jesse Helms, in increasingly poor health before and since he left office three years ago, has vascular dementia and has moved into a convalescent center near his home, The News & Observer reported Sunday.

"He has his good days and his bad days," his wife, Dot Helms, told the newspaper. "He still sees friends. Company is good for him. He is still signing books. But he is not able to conduct any business or make any speeches."