Glen Campbell Fights Alzheimers With Optimism
“I’m really not worried about anything,” Campbell said. “You know those people who say, ‘Oh, geez, I wonder what’s going to happen tomorrow?’ Tomorrow’s cool. Just don’t mess it up. It’s just wonderful. I think where I am at right now in this universe, I wouldn’t want to be anything else than what I am.”
According to the article Glen does experience the expected lapses of memory but takes it in stride. His wife Kim says
“We call it part-timers,” Kim said. “You just never know. Some days are great, and some days he maybe repeats himself a little. On stage a couple of times he might forget what key a song is in, which 20 years ago might never happen.”
Glen has also recorded a new studio album, “Ghost on the Canvas” which will be released next week. There is, of course, no cure for Alzheimers. It is a relentless, progressive disease that robs and individual of their personality and their independence. We salute Glen as he battles this disease with humor, humility and grace.