Every 66 seconds someone in the United States gets Alzheimer ’s Disease. Five million Americans are living with it. One of those Americans is country music legend, The Rhinestone Cowboy, Glen Campbell. This week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Part One of a two-part special on this equal opportunity destroyer. Joining Halli at her table are Mr. Campbell’s oldest children Debby Campbell-Cloyd and Travis Campbell, as well as Campbell’s friend and former lover country music legend Miss Tanya Tucker.
Alzheimer’s disease affects not only its victims, but their families and all whom they love. An Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis tears some families apart and brings others together. Its effects are always heart-wrenching. Long the subject of tabloid fodder, Glen Campbell’s oldest children have been engaged in an epic fight with their stepmother Kimberly Woolen Campbell over the care of their father and their right to see him. In two extremely candid interviews they tell their story, share their agony, and reveal things that have never been spoken before regarding the dramatic family feuds that have ensued. Still, once you strip away the sensationalism that colors celebrity, the Campbell story is no different than what is happening to families all over the world. Anguish comes with the territory of an Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis.
In Part Two, airing Wednesday, October 29, 3 pm ET we’ll speak with Catherine Falk, the daughter of the late actor Peter Falk who initiated the Campbell-Falk Bill legislation to help protect the rights of children when an Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis is made, with Tennessee Senator Rusty Crowe the politician who helped get the bill passed into law, and with Patti Davis the daughter of President Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan. President Ronald Reagan passed away after a long public battle with Alzheimer’s.
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