Wife of Glen Campbell takes on role of Alzheimer’s advocate, speaker
by Cheryl Truman
February 24, 2016
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Kim Campbell to speak in Lexington, Kentucky on March 15, 2016. (See article for details.)
Kim Campbell said she speaks out about the disease to help families, because Alzheimer’s “is definitely the most feared disease. You lose control of your life. There are identity issues and autonomy issues.”
She also advises caregivers to give themselves breaks and self-care.
“They talk about the ‘silver tsunami’ that’s coming,” Kim Campbell said of the tide of expected Alzheimer’s cases among Baby Boomers. “The stress for caregivers is enormous.”
Family of Singer Glen Campbell to Discuss Living with Dementia at the Alzheimer's Association of Colorado's 26th Annual Education Symposium
"The Alzheimer's Association of Colorado will host a conversation with Kim and Ashley Campbell at their upcoming Education Symposium in Denver. Glen Campbell's wife and daughter (as Keynote Speakers) will discuss their family's Alzheimer's journey, as documented in the film I'll Be Me, with Colorado family and professional caregivers at the Alzheimer's Association's Education Symposium on November 9, 2015."
The symposium offers "(a)n inspiring day of hope for all who are affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias".
For more information about the Alzheimer's Association Annual Education Symposium, visit:
Be supportive for the things they can do, Campbell’s wife says
By Sara Seidel
June 1, 2015
Following a screening of "I’ll Be Me” on Saturday, May 30th, at the Farris Theatre in Richmond, Virginia, audience members were able to ask questions of Ashley and Kim Campbell who were present for this event. When the audience was asked "to raise their hands if their lives were personally impacted by Alzheimer’s disease," more than two-thirds of the audience raised their hands.
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Ashley Campbell sang “Remembering,” her tribute song to her father and his fight against Alzheimer’s disease.
Glen Campbell's Life Living With Alzheimer's
By Michael Rothman
Good Morning America
May 1, 2015
Excerpt from article:
"The documentary ('I'll Be Me') is uplifting and positive." That's the message Kim (Campbell) wants to spread.
"A lot of people are afraid if it's Alzheimer's in the subject, it's going to be very depressing," she said. "It's something people have kept under the covers and felt like they needed to be discrete about, but it's a disease that affects 5.4 million people in the United States and almost every single family is touched with it, and it's nothing to be embarrassed about. People rally around you and want to give you all the support that's possible." For that reason, she has continued her husband's work of raising awareness for the disease, while he cannot.
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