The battle with Alzheimer’s disease is never pretty, and one country legend is nearing the end of his fight.
After being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s nearly five years ago, Glen Campbell is reported to be in the final stages of his battle with the degenerative brain disease. Glen’s wife Kim Woolen Campbell recently shared that Glen has been in stage 7 for some time.
Just a few months ago in September of 2015, Campbell was transferred from his home hospice to a full-time memory care facility. As the cloud continues to shroud the country legend, his family reports that music therapy has been particularly helpful.
“He’s healthy, he’s content,” Woollen Campbell shared with WTSP News in Tampa Bay, Fla. “He’s lost most of his ability to communicate verbally. He has severe aphasia, but he still understands the universal language of smiles and kisses and he enjoys food.”
Glen Campbell shared his news with the world in 2011 while he was still well enough to embark on his Farewell Tour, which was captured in the 2014 documentary “Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me.” That documentary won a Grammy Award in 2016 for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media. He also took the Grammy stage one last time in 2012 for a rousing rendition of “Rhinestone Cowboy” with The Band Perry and Blake Shelton by his side.