The Dallas Morning News: The Toll Alzheimer’s Disease Has Taken on the Rhinestone Cowboy

Article by Pamela Yip, The Dallas Morning News

Alzheimer’s disease plays no favorites.

It’s the Great Equalizer.

Just ask Kim Campbell, wife of singer Glen Campbell, who was diagnosed with the disease in 2011 and now lives in a memory care community in Nashville.

“Physically, he’s really strong and healthy, but cognitively, he’s not doing so well,” the 56-year-old Kim said in an interview. “He’s in the later stages of Alzheimer’s. He’s lost his ability to communicate. He doesn’t understand anything anyone is saying to him, but he understands the universal languages of smiles and hugs and sometimes music.”

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