8 Famous People You Didn’t Know Had Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s is a debilitating disease that affects a person’s short-term memory, and it receives widespread recognition, including the designation of November as National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month in 1983.

Read on to learn about 8 famous people who have battled the disease.

1. Glen Campbell

Earlier, in 2011, country singer Glen Campbell announced that he has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. He concluded his “Goodbye Tour” in 2012, and passed away at the age of 81 in 2017.

2. Perry Como

Singer Perry Como passed away in 2001 at the age of 89. He spent two years dealing with Alzheimer’s disease.

3. Charles Bronson

“Death Wish” star Charles Bronson battled Alzheimer’s disease during the last few years of his life before passing away in 2003.

4. Charlton Heston

Charlton Heston, who died in 2008, was well known for starring as Moses in “The Ten Commandments.” He also was public about his struggles with Alzheimer’s disease.

Click “Next” to learn what other stars have had dementia.

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