Glen Campbell’s Alzheimer’s disease has robbed the legendary musician of his ability to play guitar.
The 80-year-old “Rhinestone Cowboy” singer was diagnosed in 2011 and continued touring until 2014, when he was moved into a long-term care facility.
His wife, Kim, still visits almost every day.
Campbell’s lost most of his language, Kim told The Tennessean, and doesn’t understand many words either.
He can play air guitar, but can’t handle the strings on an actual instrument.
And he tries to sing, Kim said.
The lyrics come out as gibberish.
While Campbell is likely in the last stages of Alzheimer’s, his wife is hoping to reach other people in similar situations to her own.
"I want to let people know that there's hope out there. There's help out there. They don't have to do this alone," she told The Tennessean. “They can’t do it alone. It will take you down.”