Glen Campbell’s Wife Gives Update on Singer’s Alzheimer’s Battle
After Glen Campbell announced his diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease in 2011, his family has continued to update country music fans on his health. The singer's wife, Kim, has offered a recent update on the legendary country music hitmaker, and it's positive news.
"Glen is doing really well," she tells radio DJ Broadway from Connecticut’s Country 92-5. "He’s happy and content. He’s physically strong and healthy, but he has a hard time communicating.”
Campbell was moved to an Alzheimer's care facility in April, and that news didn't set well with several people, including his oldest daughter (step-daughter to his current and fourth, wife). However, his wife stands by her decision, revealing that although her husband's diagnosis has been ”crushingly sad," she believes "indulging those feelings does not help him.”
With the update from Campbell's wife, it sounds like the 'Rhinestone Cowboy' hitmaker is faring well even as the disease worsens. In fact, in June she described quite the social life for Campbell, telling Rolling Stone, "He has longtime friends here in Nashville who come to play music for him and give him hugs. He has activities and therapies to stimulate him and help him experience daily moments of success. His life is filled with love and laughter and he is being cared for round the clock by people who specialize in Alzheimer's care and happen to adore him."
Hopefully, the singer will continue to be happy, content and resilient as he navigates life with Alzheimer's.