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Post by Dee » Wed Jun 08, 2016 8:00 pm

Ashley Campbell will perform at An Evening of BrightFocus in DC on June 9, 2016.
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Post by Dee » Tue May 31, 2016 5:46 pm

Hansen: As Glen Campbell descends into final stages of Alzheimer's, his wife tries to help other caregivers
Kim Campbell, wife of country singer Glen Campbell, spoke to a group of supporters recently at an Alzheimer's Orange County fundraiser in Silverado.
LATIMES.com
By David Hansen
May 31, 2016

Kim provides tips to caregivers, recalls when Glen was diagnosed and his and his family's reactions, and shares how she and their children are best helping Glen now.

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"When we got the Alzheimer's diagnosis it was scary. It was super, super scary, and I didn't know anything about Alzheimer's," she said. "So I had to ask all the questions. Is this fatal? Yes. How much longer do we have? And everything is so ambiguous, and there's really no treatment, no cure."

Kim said that once the initial shock wore off, it was clear that Glen did not want to hide. He wanted to continue singing.

"Glen just decided that he was going to share his diagnosis with the world and let everybody know what was going on," she said. "I think he really helped remove the stigma of getting that diagnosis, because for so many years it was an embarrassing diagnosis to get. People would just go into seclusion."

Now, however, she does have to protect him. She does it because she feels it's the right thing for him. She knows there are people who still want his time, but he's not in a position to provide it.

"Eventually you do get to that point where you need to be secluded, which is where we are now because I'm trying to protect his dignity," she said. "For us it's been a challenge because he did open himself up, and a lot of people think that they should still have access to him. So it's been really difficult."
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Post by Dee » Fri May 27, 2016 10:58 pm

Public Service Announcement - Kim Campbell on Alzheimer's Disease
Alzheimers Foundation of America
May 2016
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Post by Dee » Fri May 06, 2016 6:48 pm

In the post below about the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America ("AFA") Conference held on May 5th in Nashville, one of the photos taken onstage shows a projected image on screen of "Ashley Campbell's Interview AFA Care Quarterly Magazine". This interview was actually a published column titled "'Gentle On My Mind' Lessons in Caregiving" written by Ashley for AFA's Fall 2013 magazine (published at that time under the name of "care ADvantage").

The AFA Care Quarterly provides information for caregivers of people with Alzheimer's disease and related illnesses. I have personally found the quarterlies to be outstanding resources, and Ashley's advice in her column really hits home for me, particularly: "Live your life with love and cherish each precious moment you have with your loved one. That is all we can do. Time is fleeting. We can never make more time, but we can make more memories to hold onto."

If you would like to read the AFA Care Quarterly online, you can find the current issue as well as archived issues saved as PDFs here: http://www.alzfdn.org/Publications/afa- ... chive.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;.
To obtain a free individual subscription to AFA Care Quarterly, you can submit a subscriber form at this link: http://www.alzfdn.org/subscription2.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;.

Following is Ashley's column from 2013 (which is unfortunately not available online).

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Shared here with gratitude to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America for reissuing Ashley's column.

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Post by Dee » Fri May 06, 2016 5:38 am

Daughter Of Glen Campbell Speaks At Alzheimer's Conference
News Channel 5 Network
May 5, 2016

Ashley Campbell was a participant at the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Conference held in Nashville on May 5, 2016.
She contributed to the panel discussion "Caregiving, Creative Therapies and Music in Motion".

Read Channel 5's report and watch an interview with Ashley here: http://www.newschannel5.com/news/daught ... conference" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;.
The agenda and photos from this event are shared below. Thank you, Ashley, for all that you do for the cause!

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Agenda & Photo credits: Alzheimer’s Foundation of America

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Post by Dee » Tue Mar 15, 2016 11:46 pm

Wife of country music legend Glen Campbell speaks in Lexington
Ashland Avenue Baptist Church
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By Kristen Kennedy
March 15, 2016
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"If you're open and honest with people about what you're going through you give them permission to reach out and help you and love you," said Campbell.
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Post by Dee » Tue Mar 15, 2016 9:37 pm

March 7, 2016

God Bless Kim Campbell as she continues to advocate for awareness of Alzheimer's disease, quality care for persons with Alz's, and support for caretakers.
She recently visited Villa at Terracina Grand, a retirement and assisted living facility located in Naples, Florida and participated in an open forum after a special screening of "Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me":
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Post by Dee » Thu Mar 10, 2016 8:35 pm

Well said, Mike.
With the passing of former first lady Nancy Reagan this week, I couldn't help but think about how well she also protected her husband's--our former president's--dignity and privacy as he succumbed to Alzheimer's disease.
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Post by Mike Joyce » Tue Mar 08, 2016 3:05 pm

Thanks for posting these videos Dee,
I must say Kim, really is a woman of strength. Despite all the small minded people who attack her she still carries herself with such grace. I think she summed it up so well when she said "life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you deal with it". I believe Glen would be so proud of her, if he knew what she has had to deal with over the last couple of years, but still she continues to support him and work hard to keep Alzheimer's in the public eye.



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Post by Dee » Mon Mar 07, 2016 11:40 am

Glen Campbell's wife comes to Studio 10 Live to talk about her husband and Alzheimer's.
WTSP / 10 News Tampa Bay Sarasota
March 07, 2016

Two video interviews are linked to this page:

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