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

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Etta JamesJanuary 25, 1938AmericanEtta James was an American singer-songwriter
James StewartMay 20, 1908AmericanJames Stewart was an Award winning American film actor and was also a World War II veteran who had a prestigious military career
Omar SharifApril 10, 1932EgyptianOmar Sharif was an Egyptian film star, best known for his performances in both American and British productions
Harold WilsonMarch 11, 1916BritishHarold Wilson was a British Labour politician who served twice as the Prime Minister of United Kingdom
Rosa ParksFebruary 4, 1913AmericanRosa 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 VogtApril 26, 1912CanadianA
Enid BlytonAugust 11, 1897BritishAn English writer of over 600 children’s books, Enid Blyton was a story teller with impeccable story telling skills
Norman RockwellFebruary 3, 1894AmericanNorman Rockwell was a talented American painter and illustrator
Sugar Ray RobinsonMay 3, 1921AmericanSugar Ray Robinson is regarded as one of the greatest boxers of all time
Charles BronsonNovember 3, 1921AmericanCharles Bronson was one of the most talented actors in Hollywood, best known for portraying the character of a tough guy
Glen Campbell

Glen Campbell

Glen Campbell was an American singer, guitarist, television host, and actor

AmericanApril 22, 1936104 views

Otto Preminger

Otto Preminger was an Austrian-American theatre and film director

Mervyn LeRoy

Mervyn LeRoy was an eminent American film director and producer

AmericanOctober 15, 1900108 views

Norma Shearer

Norma Shearer was a popular Canadian actress of the early 1900s

CanadianAugust 10, 1902100 views

Archer Martin

Archer John Porter Martin was a British chemist who received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1952

BritishMarch 1, 1910120 views

Charlton Heston

Charlton Heston was an American actor best known for playing historical figures and literary characters

AmericanOctober 4, 1923132 views

Etta James

Etta James was an American singer-songwriter

AmericanJanuary 25, 1938301 views

Enid Blyton

An English writer of over 600 children’s books, Enid Blyton was a story teller with impeccable story telling skills

BritishAugust 11, 1897172 views

Norman Rockwell

Norman Rockwell was a talented American painter and illustrator