Singer, Songwriter, Alzheimer’s Advocate & Daughter of Glen Campbell
Ashley Campbell, the youngest child of Kim Campbell and country music legend Glen Campbell, is an accomplished singer, songwriter and musician. Ashley put her own career and life on hold when her father was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Her debut single, "Remembering,” a deeply personal reflection about her father’s Alzheimer’s diagnosis, was featured in the documentary, Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me. The soundtrack for I’ll be Me, was honored with two Grammy awards. Celebrating the healing power of music, Ashley shares her family’s journey with Alzheimer’s, often integrating music and performance into her moving keynotes. Read More >
One of the most touching original songs from singer, songwriter and musician Ashley Campbell, “Remembering,” was a way to comfort her dad, music legend Glen Campbell when words no longer could. Like for so many caregivers, Ashley experienced a role reversal as she became her parent’s parent. Through home videos, clips from the documentary Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me, and heartfelt performances of legendary songs such as “Gentle on My Mind,” “Wichita Lineman,” and her own, “Remembering,” Ashley brings her father’s emotional and inspirational story to life. Not just paying tribute, but paying it forward to all who love, or who have loved, someone with Alzheimer’s. Ashley remains committed to remembering her late father, Glen, and sharing the private side of their very public journey with Alzheimer’s. “We can talk until you can’t even remember my name. Daddy, don’t you worry, I’ll do the remembering.”
Music is feeling. It is a completely different language. It reaches the depths of the soul and is processed by our brains in a much deeper way. Ashley Campbell saw this firsthand, touring with her father, Glen, as he persevered through the later stages of Alzheimer’s. In this inspiring presentation, Ashley shares how music enabled her father to preserve intellectual functioning longer than his doctors ever expected. How, even in the most advanced and immobilizing stages of the disease, a favorite song would find him tapping his toes. She also shares the findings of the Kim & Glen Campbell Foundation, whose mission is to advance "music as medicine" not only for Alzheimer’s, but to alleviate depression, reduce stress, and improve the quality of life for people with cognitive impairment, as well as their caregivers. Combining personal stories, science, and live performance, Ashley make a moving — and highly entertaining — case for the healing power of music.
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