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Fri., March 2, 2012, 5:26 p.m.

Campbell Faces Alzheimers Head On

Glen Campbell wants you to know that he has Alzheimer’s disease. The pop and countrypolitan icon also wants you to know that he’s facing it head-on, and before the degenerative brain disease takes his memories, his music and eventually his life, Campbell is going to go out doing what he loves, singing and playing for fans on his Farewell Tour. Campbell and wife Kim announced his condition last year in the June issue of People magazine. In late August, the legendary singer/guitarist/actor, best known for country-flavored pop hits including “Rhinestone Cowboy,” “Southern Nights” and “Wichita Lineman,” released his 61st and final studio album, “Ghost on the Canvas”/Malcolm X Abram, Akron (Ohio) Beacon Journal. More here.

Question: Do you know someone who had the courage to tackle Alzheimer's head on, like Glen Campbell and Tennessee women's basketball Coach Pat Summit (early onset dementia)?




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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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