Jueves, 23 Marcha, 2017

Glen Campbell robbed of guitar-playing ability by Alzheimer's, wife says

Glen Campbell robbed of guitar-playing ability by Alzheimer's, wife says Glen Campbell's Wife Says He Can No Longer Play Guitar
Tobias Pedroso | 21 Marcha, 2017, 02:06

Legendary rocker Glen Campbell can no longer play the guitar due to Alzheimer's disease.

The 80-year-old was diagnosed with the disease in 2011 though continued touring until 2014, when he was moved to a long-term care facility.

But Kim Campbell tells The Tennessean that her husband occasionally breaks into a solo air guitar routine, which she says is "kind of fun". "But he still has his essence", says Kim. That tour, and Glen's slow decline, was documented in a riveting 2014 documentary, Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me The film is fascinating because, despite several painful moments that show the awful effects of the disease, Glen was still able to play some seriously impressive solos, as if his brain were drawing the six-string inspiration from a source that couldn't be affected by a mere disease.

"I want to let people know that there's hope out there, there's help out there, they don't have to do this alone", Kim Campbell told the newspaper about the pressures of being a caregiver to someone with Alzheimer's. "They don't have to do this alone. It will take you down".