Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Glen Campbell has Alzheimer's Disease!

Grammy Winner Glen Campbell, revealed he has Alzheimer's Disease. The 75 year old Glen, said he plans to schedule his final live performances this fall to say his "farewell" to his fans.
"I still love making music. And I still love performing for my fans. I'd like to thank them for sticking with me through thick and thin."

Campbell was diagnosed with Alzheimer's six months ago after years of suffering short-term memory loss.

A quick information about Alzheimer's disease courtesy of wikipedia:

Alzheimer's disease (AD), also called Alzheimer disease, senile dementia of the Alzheimer type, primary degenerative dementia of the Alzheimer's type, or simply Alzheimer's, is the most common form of dementia. This incurable, degenerative, and terminal disease was first described by German psychiatrist and neuropathologist Alois Alzheimer in 1906 and was named after him. Most often, it is diagnosed in people over 65 years of age, although the less-prevalent early-onset Alzheimer's can occur much earlier. In 2006, there were 26.6 million sufferers worldwide. Alzheimer's is predicted to affect 1 in 85 people globally by 2050.

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