Former President Reagan's announcement that he has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease drew a worldwide outpouring of sympathy that swamped his office.

"It's unbelievable. The calls and faxes are flooding in. There's too many to count. The outpouring is incredible," said Reagan's spokeswoman, Cathy Busch.The calls from across the globe came in so heavily that overwhelmed staff members, who had come in on a day the office is normally closed, gave up and went home, she said.

Sheila Tate, Nancy Reagan's former press secretary, told CBS Monday how much she and others who worked for the Reagans admired the graceful way he broke the news to the nation.

"We were just reminded of what it was about him that we admired and revered and why we were so proud of him," she said.

Mail for the former president may be sent to 2121 Avenue of the Stars, 34th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90067.