Oct 28, 2014

Glenn Campbell's Alzheimer's journey revealed in documentary film

Grammy-award winning musician Glen Campbell was diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease in 2011, but he kept playing music for as long as he could. He hit the road for his farewell tour, making light of his ailment, raising public awareness of Alzheimer's, and of course, entertaining his loyal fans. You can read my prior posts about Campbell here and here

Campbell, now 77, is no longer able to perform and lives in a long-term care residence. He has two guitars in his room which he will still pick up from time to time, his wife says.

Filmmaker James Keach followed Campbell and his family during the Farewell Tour's 150 shows. He and Campbell's wife gave a touching interview to NPR Radio about the musician and his journey through Alzheimer's. Click below to listen.



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