Redstone SeniorCare screens Alzheimer’s documentary in Greensburg
If “Gentle on My Mind” or “Wichita Lineman” bring back memories of lost love or warm summer days, “Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me” is a film worth watching.
Campbell enjoyed decades as performer, releasing 70 albums, collecting awards and overcoming personal strife.
He settled down in 1982 with his fourth wife, Kim.
The father of eight announced his Alzheimer’s diagnosis in 2011.
He responded by releasing two albums and launching a farewell tour that was filmed for the documentary to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s, the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States. It can’t be prevented, slowed or cured.
The tour ended in November 2012 when he could no longer perform.
Campbell, 79, lives in a nursing home in Nashville. He can’t communicate or remember his wife’s name, the names of his children, or what day or year it is.
A dinner benefit and free screening of the film, available on DVD on Sept. 1, was hosted by Redstone Presbyterian SeniorCare Aug. 5 at Greensburg Garden and Civic Center.
Seen at the screening: Redstone CEO and presidentJohn Dickson, with his daughter, Elizabeth, James and Susan Boggs, Edith Burdis, Bob Miller, Paul andKathy Plucker, Roger and Cindy Strayer, Peggy Stangry and Elmer and Bea Bassler.