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After being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, music legend Glen Campbell sets out on a Goodbye Tour in 2011. GLEN CAMPBELL: I’LL BE ME documents this amazing journey as Glen and his family attempt to navigate the unpredictable nature of the progressing disease.Director: James Keach
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Learn more about the healing powers of music or donate to the mission of the Institute for Music and Neurologic Function – a non-profit agency that offers music therapy programs.
Donate to the “I’ll Be Me” Alzheimer’s Fund
Consider joining Walk To End Alzheimer’s, a charity event organized by the Alzheimer’s Association. Move towards a cure!
Read Life With My Father, Glen Campbell, written by Debby Campbell, Glen’s oldest daughter.
Sign a petition to support Alzheimer’s research and raise awareness of the essential work of caregivers. Visit The Alzheimers Site for more information and petitions.
“Observed annually in September, World Alzheimer’s Month was originally launched two years ago by Alzheimer’s Disease International, accompanied by a seminal report, “Overcoming the Stigma of Dementia.” It is a perfect time, then, to revisit the theme of social stigma, beginning with the thoughts of someone with the disease.”
Read the full article here.
Campbell, Cash, Parton and Mercury…
Read the Guardian article about some of the musicians who didn’t shy from facing their mortality in their music.
Check out the interview on Soundworks Collection.
Listen to our playlist with music from the film on Spotify.
“‘Glen’s always been open and honest about his life and everything that’s happened to him and its journey in his faith,’ Kim Campbell tells Rolling Stone Country. ‘We have a great family and we love being together.'”
Read the full article here.
Music therapy formally began in the 20th century, after musicians went to play for World War I and World War II veterans at hospitals across the United States. Today, there are about 5,000 board-certified music therapists in the United States, according to the American Music Therapy Association.
Read the full article on CNN.
“Death comes to all. In the natural we have little rule over time and place, but we can chose the attitude as we head through the tunnel to a brighter light. As Leonardo DaVinci observed in the 15th century: ‘While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die.'”
Read the full article on the Huffington Post.
Read about this exciting research here.
“Music has the ability to quickly shift our mood, affecting our subconscious mind where pesky negative thoughts feed on our fears and fuel the fires of stress. Listening to music is a relatively inexpensive, quick-acting solution that’s almost always available, and it could just save your life.
Here are 12 ways you can use music in your daily routine to help manage stress and create more joy in your life.”
The Hollywood Reporter
"Blends intimate and unflinching medical details, poignant performance footage and a survey of its subject’s place in musical history."
"The film (...) shows just enough of the worst moments of Alzheimer’s to make you appreciate how drastically the disease affects everyone close to the person who has it."
The New York Times