A Rhinestone Cowboy with Alzheimer's.

  • 16 Sep, 2016
  • Perreaux

Dad had an 8 track stereo system in his car, and was very fond of playing Glen Campbell's greatest hits. You remember, Rhinestone Cowboy, By the time I get to Phoenix, Galveston, Wichita Lineman and the hits just went on and on. Glen Campbell sold an incredible 50,000,000 albums during his career. 

I've always loved his music and his easy going, genial manner. I'm just getting over a 10 year period in my life of first losing my mother to Alzheimers and then my father. You wouldn't wish it on your worst enemy. For those who are unfortunate enough to contract it, I can describe it as a long slow decent down a set of stairs into a very dark place. To witness both your parents slowly fade away over what seems like an eternity, is a hell no one should have to go through.

That is why it was so poinant to watch Glen Cambells documentary called "I'll be me'. It is an incredibly moving account of his personal life taken when he was well into his disease and doing his final farewell tour. I found myself really able to connect with his suportive family and the way the filmmakers gained such intimate insights into his on and off stage life was almost too real for me to comprehend.

 

His wife and family, made an inspired decision to announce to the public that Glen was suffering from Alzeimers and that this was definitely to be his farewell tour. All over the US, his concerts were packed with fans expressing their genuine love for the man. Really it is one of the most inspirational movies I have seen for many years and a must see for all friends and family who have had loved ones contracted with Alzheimers.

For copyright reasons, you are not allowed to stream this movie for free, however I provide a trailer of the movie for you to watch and I give my highest recommendation to please watch this beautiful movie and soundtracks of Glen Campbell, the Rhinestone Cowboy with Alzheimers.

Please click on the link attached to watch the trailer.  Glen Cambell: I'll be me

 

 

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