Legendary country singer-songwriter Glen Campbell, who helped reduce stigma surrounding Alzheimer’s disease by announcing his diagnosis in 2011, died Tuesday at age 81. Campbell’s final album, “Adiós,” was released on June 9.
Early-stage advisors play critical role in Alzheimer’s awareness
Lonni Schicker was diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment in July 2014 at 59 years old (later upgraded to vascular dementia). An alumna of the Alzheimer’s Association National Early-Stage Advisory Group, Schicker has remained active as an advocate for others living with the disease. The advisors work to raise awareness of early-stage Alzheimer’s and other dementias, and advocate for research and support programs.
Man living with Alzheimer’s disease on a mission to save his music
Steve Goodwin, 67, was diagnosed with Alzheimer's three years ago. He had to give up his job as a software designer, but the disease is also taking a toll on the music he has composed. A family friend is now reconstructing his compositions note for note.
The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.