Glen Campbell moved to an Alzheimer’s Care facility
as dementia worsens
Glen Campbell has recently been moved to a Care home since he is no longer well enough to live at home. Campbell has had Alzheimer’s for several years. He kept right on singing and included a farewell tour before he finally became too ill to remember the words to his songs. He stopped his career over three years ago, and recenlty the Grammy-winning singer, 78, has moved into a facility, PEOPLE MAGAZINE 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.
Campbell and his fourth wife, Kim Woolen, decided to go public with the news because Campbell hoped to embark on a final farewell live tour. The couple wanted his fans to be aware of his condition in case he forgot lyrics or flubbed a song during the performances.
As most of us know Alzheimer’s diagnosed 3 years ago had surely begun many years earlier in Glen’s lifetime. I don’t want anyone to think from this article that Alzheimer’s has such a brief time span before it takes away so much from those who have it. Dementia is in progress for many many years before most folks are diagnosed and it can be many more before they need a care home, if at all. Many stay home under the care of family if possible.
Still this is a sad time for Glen’s fans and all those who love his music. We will report any new updates as they are available.