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Glen Campbell Live: Country Singer May Continue To Perform With Alzheimer's


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: celebrity, health, Alzheimer's, culture, society, travel )

Carrie
- 660 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Glen Campbell may be wrapping up a goodbye tour but that doesn't mean he's done with the stage. The 76-year-old singer has Alzheimer's disease and has begun to lose his memory.



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Jae A. (323)
Saturday December 1, 2012, 2:37 pm
That's cool. Good for him and his family/friends. Better than sit'n home wondering when you will not recall your own name or anyone around you...make'n the best of it while he/they can . "break a leg" Glen !!!
 

Carrie B. (306)
Saturday December 1, 2012, 3:34 pm
I agree Jae. Sitting at home waiting lose your memory and then die is not a good thing for anyone if he has a choice.
 

Terry V. (30)
Saturday December 1, 2012, 3:49 pm
Go for it Glen!

Sad/happy news. Thanks Carrie!
 

Jason S. (57)
Saturday December 1, 2012, 4:39 pm
good posting, thanks
 

Susanne R. (249)
Saturday December 1, 2012, 9:38 pm
One of the best guitar players ever! Hits like "By the Time I Get to Phoenix" and "The Wichita Lineman" will never get old. He's a very talented man, and it's sad that he's been affected by this brain disorder.
 

Gloria picchetti (291)
Sunday December 2, 2012, 7:11 am
It's sad but he is being very brave. I am a Lineman for the County is one of the most beautiful and haunting songs in the world. Now it has an even deeper meaning.
 

Carrie B. (306)
Sunday December 2, 2012, 12:29 pm
Sorry folks, I thought I posted this in society and culture. Oops!
 

Ellen Kent (0)
Sunday December 2, 2012, 1:00 pm
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Glen. Rest up and we'll be waiting for your decision about performing in 2013.
 

Karen B. (40)
Sunday December 2, 2012, 1:22 pm
Good for him!
 

june t. (65)
Sunday December 2, 2012, 2:02 pm
sad and brave, yes. It's probably good and healthy for him to keep performing as long as he can. A person deteriorates much more quickly when they give up and stop doing the things they love. If he keeps busy and keeps challenging himself, he will be able to fight it off much longer.
 

Ann Breeden (65)
Sunday December 2, 2012, 4:31 pm
Good for him. I love your voice.
 

Gloria H. (88)
Sunday December 2, 2012, 4:57 pm
Music somehow has a way of breaking through to people with troubled minds. It is an international language (maybe the original tower of Babel communication?) The vibrations of sound from the instrument...drum, brass, wind, etc and human voice resonates within us. The first sound of mother's heart, and the last sound of our own breath and heart. It comes round circle. Not sure what deaf people make of it, but I think they feel the vibrations of pattern, etc.
Best to you Mr.Campbell, you are indeed a trouper and have given the world much with your talent.
 

Anne K. (129)
Sunday December 2, 2012, 6:32 pm
I didn't know he was suffering from Alzheimer's. Thanks for sharing and green stars coming for all of those memorable songs. I would like to add Galveston. And for my elderly mother, Rhinestone Cowboy.
 

Roger M. (0)
Sunday December 2, 2012, 10:49 pm
I absolutely respect him for this.
 

John Gregoire (255)
Monday December 3, 2012, 6:39 am
He was here in Itahaca recently. Corageous man going out as he lived!
 

. (6)
Monday December 3, 2012, 10:12 am
He looks like he's just loving it, I think it's great for him, hope he can give it a go next year.
 

Elizabeth M. (67)
Monday December 3, 2012, 12:51 pm
I love Glen Campbell. Listen to country music station everyday. Apparently he has done very well on tour despite
his alzheimer's, sure hoping after the holidays he books more shows. Very courageous man, going out the
way he lived. Lots of Good Luck Glen Campbell in 2013!!!
 

Nina L. (17)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 8:24 pm
Who can reach Glen Campbell in America? Please do it ! And tell it to everybody you know as well!

ALZHEIMER IS CURABLE .... with pure organic Coconut oil .... several teaspoons a day .. directly or in food.

The result is already visible in some weeks.
 

Veronica C. (43)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 8:28 pm
It is common for Alzheimer's patients to retain long term memory much longer than the short term ones. They may not know if they ate dinner, but they'll tell you a story from 50 years ago like it was yesterday. And they'll tell it accurately. I had a neighbor who reached a point of Alzheimer's where she didn't even recognize her family, but she could sing songs from her younger days, in Italian. Glen will most likely remember his first songs for a long time. I give him a lot of credit for staying out there!
 

Devon Leonard (54)
Thursday December 6, 2012, 8:16 am
The best thing any of us can do, in any condition, is to continue doing what we love as long as we are able....It's what we all would wish for. The heart already knows what the mind quibbles and questions about!
 
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