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Glen Campbell with Alzheimer’s disease

Glen
Campbell has been moved into a health care facility following a 3-year
battle with Alzheimer’s disease.  “He was moved last week,” a family
friend told People Magazine.  “I’m not sure what the permanent plan is
for him yet, we’ll know more next week.”  The 78 year old Country Music
Hall of Fame member confirmed his diagnosis in 2011, and did a farewell
tour that ended in 2012.  He said he wanted his fans to understand his
medical condition before the tour began.  Despite occasional problems
reading the song lyrics from an onstage video monitor, the shows were
spirited and upbeat, and he was in excellent form as a guitarist.  His
wife and children accompanied him on the tour, and helped him keep the
play list straight.  He and his family were recently honored with the
Alzheimer’s Association first-ever Glen Campbell Courage Award during
ceremonies in Los Angeles.  The award recognizes personal bravery for
sharing their story with the public and calling attention to the
disease.

Bob Everhart for Country Music News International

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