At the 2015 Grammys, Glen Campbell, now in the later stages of Alzheimer's, won Best Country Song for his touching tribute to his family, "I'm Not Gonna Miss You."
As Agingcare.com reports
, Glen was diagnosed in 2011, and was unable to attend the awards ceremony. His wife, Kim, who accepted the award, said: "It's been an amazing journey. . . . Music, I really believe, kept him healthy for a longer period of time and enabled him to enjoy life while living with a debilitating brain disease."
Music and music therapy have been shown to increase quality of life for persons with cognitive illnesses such as Alzheimer's and related dementias. Kim Warchol, founder of Dementia Care Specialists, talks about how to get the most out of music to reach and awaken someone even in the end stages
. Find out about the Music & Memory program
going on at the Lasata Care Center in Cedarburg, WI, and learn about and listen to the Unforgettables chorus group
for people with ADRD and their caregivers.
And enjoy Glen's video right here: