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News: Glen Campbell Isn't Up to Aussie Tour
Iris L.
Posted: Thursday, July 26, 2012 12:21 PM
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"Glen Campbell canceled his tour of Australia because he isn't up to the long flight, according to his spokeswoman.  The 75-year-old singing guitarist is battling Alzheimer's and because of that he's on a farewell world tour.  The Rinestone Cowboy has eight American concerts remaining after this week, ending in Torrington, Conn. on Oct. 20." 

 

Iris L. 


Iris L.
Posted: Saturday, April 19, 2014 3:17 PM
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Glen Campbell Has Been Moved Into a Facility

04/16/2014  

Glen Campbell has been suffering from Alzheimer's for over three years, but the Grammy-winning singer, 78, has recently moved into a facility, PEOPLE has confirmed.

"He was moved to an Alzhemier's facility last week," says a family friend. "I'm not sure what the permanent plan is for him yet. We'll know more next week."

The "Rhinestone Cowboy" crooner first opened up about
having Alzheimer's to PEOPLE in an exclusive 2011 interview.

 read more; 
http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20807647,00.html 


Mimi S.
Posted: Saturday, April 19, 2014 4:16 PM
Joined: 11/29/2011
Posts: 7027


What a difference wording makes: GC has been moved versus moved!!!!

 

Nothing in the TV about how he is really doing. All of us in our unique position, wish him the best. 

 

He was the star of last year's DC Forum. 

 


Jo C.
Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 2:33 PM
Joined: 12/9/2011
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Later article interviewed his family and female partner of 30+ years; he had five people caring for him, but he had become a 24 hour danger to himself.

 

Evidently getting into everything and drinking things found in bottles, danger with kitchen knives and other dangerous incidents.  Guess it was so severe, that the family and care aides could not keep up with him to keep him totally safe.

 

Family states he is happy in his facility and that everyone there "loves him."

 

Good that he is happy; sad that this had to be.

 

Johanna


Iris L.
Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 6:29 PM
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Thanks for the update, Johanna.  I hope he's getting the best of care.

Iris L.

Myriam
Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 11:28 PM
Joined: 12/6/2011
Posts: 3326


Last year and the year before, I had the privilege of meeting and speaking with him and his family at the Forum, though last year he seemed somewhat dazed and struggling to communicate. He was sorely  missed this year. He's been a warrior for the cause!! 

 

 Here ar some Celebrities whom have or had Alzheimer's: 

Glenn Campbell     

Rita Hayworth 

Perry Como 

Charles Bronson 

Ronald Reagan 

Charlton Heston 

Norman Rockwell 

Rita Hayworth 

Sugar Ray Robinson 

Aaron Copeland 

Burgess Meredith 

Estelle Getty 

Peter Faulk 

Rosa Parks 

Sargent Shriver 

Bobby Vee 

Agatha Christie 

Willem De Kooning 

Tom Dorsey 

Barry Goldwater 

Jack Lord 

Otto Preminger 

E.B. White 

And so many more! 


Mimi S.
Posted: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 9:05 AM
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Posts: 7027


Thanks Myriam,

What can you share from the conference?

At the time it was held I was away and so missed news coverage.


Myriam
Posted: Thursday, April 24, 2014 1:20 AM
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Mimi, you were missed. The format remained the same, but this year there were nearly 900 persons registered. Looks like the Association may be looking for a different venue for next year.

 

Candy Crawley was the key note speaker. Her mother has Alzheimer's and she hinted that it runs in her family and is always keenly aware that she might one day begin to have symptoms. Dr. Monica Parker spoke about the importance of educating physicians (Yaeee!). Terry Berry shared her story of living with dementia (I forgot which type she has).

 

The Sargent Shriver Award - Profiles in Dignity was given to Marshall Gelfand and his daughter. He is the founder of GRFLLP, an accounting firm, and through the years he has been a great phylanthopic. His daughter is following in his footsteps. FDA Commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg and Alz. Ass. CEO Harry Johns discussed the latest research. I didn't hear anything new and she did not seem very confident of a cure anytime soon .

 

Charlie Cook of Cook Political Report, was very funny. He talked about what has been going on in Congress (nothing much). He provided many tips when meeting with our Congressional delegation.

 

Dr. Francis Collins from NIH spoke about research and funding (or lack there of) for research. She emphasized that the NIH is keenly aware of the reprecaustions if a cure is not found.

 

As in the past, the last day we headed for the Hill. The cherry blossoms were in bloom and it was sunny, but not hot. Again, it was amazing to see the sea of people all over the Senate and House buildings and the streets of the "Hill" wearing their purple sashes.


Mimi S.
Posted: Thursday, April 24, 2014 9:26 AM
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Thanks Myriam,

 

The size of the crowds and the noise has been getting to me the last few times I went. 


Even when we met with our state delegations, there were several states meeting in the same room. I often couldn't hear our own speaker because of the noise.

How was the Early Stage meeting? That has always been a highlight for me.


Myriam
Posted: Thursday, April 24, 2014 1:27 PM
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It was fun. There were many new Early Stagers there. Very uplifting. We met the first morning for 3 hours. Five members did a panel discussion, followed by a lively discussion by all present (about 30 people...or more). Issues included, "coming out", where to get support, advocating for (in my words) getting AD out of the closet, etc.
Paul Hornback
Posted: Friday, April 25, 2014 7:48 AM
Joined: 8/9/2013
Posts: 584


Myriam, Thanks for posting all the info on the Associations annual conference. My wife may retire this year so I hope we can go next year.

 

I was asked to put in my nomination for the Early Stage Advisory Group and I had my phone interview on Wednesday. It went pretty well but I'm not getting my hopes up because there were 27 nominees for 10 positions for the group. Even if I don't get it I'll continue speaking on behalf of the Association and to get the word out about AD.

 

God Bless, Paul


Myriam
Posted: Friday, April 25, 2014 4:41 PM
Joined: 12/6/2011
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Have my fingers crossed for you!

(Any one know where finger crossing came from?)


Mimi S.
Posted: Friday, April 25, 2014 6:50 PM
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Posts: 7027


Paul: good luck.
Myriam: Oh, that's the kind of meeting I've been hoping for. Wish I could have been there.

Paul Hornback
Posted: Saturday, April 26, 2014 7:27 AM
Joined: 8/9/2013
Posts: 584


Myriam, Where did finger crossing come from? I think I heard it once but forgot it. Refresh my memory please.

God Bless, Paul

 


Iris L.
Posted: Saturday, April 26, 2014 4:38 PM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 18222


Paul, here is one of many references on finger crossing for luck: 

http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-the-origin-of-crossing-your-fingers-for-luck.htm  

 

I didn't know there was such a long history. 

 

Iris L. 


Paul Hornback
Posted: Sunday, April 27, 2014 7:39 AM
Joined: 8/9/2013
Posts: 584


Thank you for the info on crossing your fingers. It was really interesting. I might even use it in one of my daily devotions. Thanks again.

God Bless, Paul


Iris L.
Posted: Sunday, August 10, 2014 9:01 PM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 18222


Country legend Glen Campbell refuses to be silenced by Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's has made it difficult for Glen Campbell to remember names and people, but he has no problem performing on stage. ET got a look at the documentary about the country legend's diagnosis.
 

read more: 

 

 http://www.aol.com/article/2014/08/07/country-legend-glen-campbell-refuses-to-be-silenced-by-alzheimer/20943397/?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl24%7Csec1_lnk3%26pLid%3D512255 


BBunny
Posted: Saturday, September 27, 2014 7:13 PM
Joined: 5/28/2014
Posts: 458


Glen Campbell is unbelievably inspirational and talented.  He fought his demons and put his life back together, with God's help.  When he got his dx, he didn't let it stop him.  Going on tour is so amazing. This old country girl is sad to hear that he is too sick to perform or remain in his own home.  God bless him and his loved ones.
Iris L.
Posted: Sunday, October 12, 2014 6:41 PM
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Bela on the Caregiver board provided this link.  Glen Campbell has entered a memory care facility for 24 hour care.  His wife is with him daily.

 

 http://www.today.com/health/country-star-glen-campbells-battle-alzheimers-music-remains-man-2D80201251 

 

Glen Campbell made a video documentary of his journey with Alzheimer's.

 

Glen Campbell’s Alzheimer’s battle captured on film

The music legend is the focus of “I’ll Be Me,” a powerful, new documentary about his battle with Alzheimer’s. The film already has Oscar buzz. NBC’s Cynthia McFadden reports.

 

 

http://www.today.com/video/today/56196437#56191434

 

 

 

Iris L. 


Iris L.
Posted: Wednesday, October 15, 2014 8:01 PM
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Glen Campbell recorded his last song, "I'm Not Gonna Miss You."

 

 http://www.upworthy.com/the-final-song-of-his-career-reveals-the-devastating-effects-of-alzheimers-disease?g=2&c=ufb1  

  

 

Iris L.


ffwife54@yahoo.com
Posted: Wednesday, October 15, 2014 8:43 PM
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Posts: 247


I just listened to his new song, it brought tears to my eyes but I'm so glad he wrote and sang this song. we all hear about how caregivers feel and how they think their family with ALZ feels, This is a voice from us, about us
alz+
Posted: Friday, October 17, 2014 1:47 PM
Joined: 9/12/2013
Posts: 3608


Thanks for informing on Glen Campbell...listened to his song today.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMh78jF-fMQ

 

He keeps creating new music from his life, and now the news of his becoming a danger to himself. What a beautiful voice.

 

I also saw B Smith on Dr Oz a couple days ago - her husband trying to fill in the blanks as Dr Oz questions her in rapid speech. It made her cry, and then I cried, then I watch the movie about Iris Murdoch IRIS and I thought, ok, this is today, even though it is raining and cold I have shelter and food and company.

 

Always helps me to think of the billions of people suffering in this world.

 

love and courage


Iris L.
Posted: Friday, October 17, 2014 2:13 PM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 18222


Who is B Smith?

Iris L.

Iris L.
Posted: Sunday, October 26, 2014 9:44 PM
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Here is the trailer and a link to information about the Glen Campbell movie, "I'll Be Me." 

  

http://glencampbellmovie.com/  

 

Iris L. 


Iris L.
Posted: Tuesday, November 4, 2014 9:04 AM
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Here is a link to Glen Campbell's song:

 

"Legendary singer and songwriter Glen Campbell has been battling Alzheimer’s disease for years, and is now in the final stages of the disease. Campbell has been moved to 24-hour care, as his doctors have determined that he is in the sixth stage of Alzheimer’s (‘severe cognitive decline”).

 

It has been nearly two years since Campbell has performed in public — however, as a farewell to his music career, Campbell’s record label has released his final studio recording.

 

His final ballad is called “I’m Not Gonna Miss You.” The melody is somber and contemplative, but the lyrics show Campbell’s ability to find irony in his disease. The result is a beautiful combination of sadness and joy, which ends much too quickly.

 

Watch the video to see the touching music video."

 
Read more at http://blog.thealzheimerssite.com/notgonnamissyou/#XwTZ8hmSigch71UE.99
 


alz+
Posted: Tuesday, November 4, 2014 9:41 AM
Joined: 9/12/2013
Posts: 3608


Iris L. wrote:
Who is B Smith?

Iris L.
 

B Smith is a chef and restauranteur owner -  a former model she has been on TV talking about ALZ. 

tap://www.cbsnews.com/news/restaurateur-former-model-b-smith-reveals-Alzheimers-battle/  very good video info with interview
 

  

Also from NPR's car talk, Tom Magliozzi - very funny guy, listened to him for 40 years!
 

  tap://www.NPR.org/2014/11/03/357428287/tom-magliozzi-popular-co-host-of-nprs-car-talk-dies-at-77 



 
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