Famous People With Alzheimer's - Celebrities have Alzheimer's
Known to be a progressive disease, Alzheimer’s annihilates the memory of its victim and destroys other mental functions as well. Almost 70% of cases of dementia is as a consequence of Alzheimer’s, and one of its earliest symptoms are short-term memory loss. With the advancement of the disease, an Alzheimer’s patient would show behavioural issues, problems with language, and even disorientation. With the speed in which the disease progresses, the victim’s condition declines, ultimately leading to death. Alzheimer’s disease comes with no groundbreaking treatment to either stop or reverse the progression; there are medications and treatments that can improve the symptoms, although temporarily. The victims rely on full assistance from their caretakers, often putting themselves in the spot of a burden, pressurising them in all zones like physical, psychological, and even economic. One such famous personality who shocked the world by succumbing to this disease was the 40th president of the US, Ronald Reagan. The Hollywood, show biz industry has also seen deaths caused by this disease; some of the personalities who currently live with this disease have been doing their bit to spread awareness about this disease. Musicians like Malcolm Young and Glenn Campbell have been going about their careers to reduce the stigma attached to the term Alzheimer’s. Actors like Rita Hayworth, Charlton Heston, Charles Bronson, are heavy names of the Hollywood world that surrendered their lives to this deadly disease. The list doesn’t end here- there are famous celebrities who still live their lives under the pressures of the incurable Alzheimer’s. Keep reading and find out more about the famous people who lived with Alzheimer's disease.
Take a look at the famous names who have lived and who are currently living with the incurable Alzheimer's.
The Most Famous People With Alzheimer's
|Etta James||January 25, 1938||American||Etta James was an American singer-songwriter|
|James Stewart||May 20, 1908||American||James Stewart was an Award winning American film actor and was also a World War II veteran who had a prestigious military career|
|Omar Sharif||April 10, 1932||Egyptian||Omar Sharif was an Egyptian film star, best known for his performances in both American and British productions|
|Harold Wilson||March 11, 1916||British||Harold Wilson was a British Labour politician who served twice as the Prime Minister of United Kingdom|
|Rosa Parks||February 4, 1913||American||Rosa Parks, also known as ‘the first lady of civil rights’ and ‘the mother of the freedom movement’, was a famous African-American civil rights activist|
|A. E. van Vogt||April 26, 1912||Canadian||A|
|Enid Blyton||August 11, 1897||British||An English writer of over 600 children’s books, Enid Blyton was a story teller with impeccable story telling skills|
|Norman Rockwell||February 3, 1894||American||Norman Rockwell was a talented American painter and illustrator|
|Sugar Ray Robinson||May 3, 1921||American||Sugar Ray Robinson is regarded as one of the greatest boxers of all time|
|Charles Bronson||November 3, 1921||American||Charles Bronson was one of the most talented actors in Hollywood, best known for portraying the character of a tough guy|