Country legend Glen Campbell has been struggling with severe memory loss due to Alzheimer’s disease. A horrible disease in which there is yet not a cure.
Now, we learned from his wife Kim that the legend is in the sixth of the seven stages of Alzheimer’s, which means he has lost all ability to communicate.
This is tragic! He is responsive to family, but the disease can make him extremely combative at times:
Kim, Campbell’s wife of 33 years, says the Country Music Hall of Famer has entered the sixth of the disease’s seven stages so his communication has diminished considerably and he has, as many Alzheimer’s patients do, become prone to physical outbursts. One resulted in a black eye for Kim.
“He can become extremely combative if you try to redirect him to something that he doesn’t want to do,” she explained to the newspaper. “I have a black eye right now. I know that’s not him, that’s not who he is; it’s just the Alzheimer’s.”
The Campbell family has been open with fans about the legend’s disease. They supported the release of a 2014 documentary film “Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me.” Campbell received a Best Song Oscar nomination for the closing track “I’m Not Going to Miss You.” The family is willing to share these personal details to raise awareness about the tragic disease.
The world is on the verge of losing a giant of country music. Please join me in praying for Glen Campbell and his family during this difficult time.