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Kim  Campbell

Kim Campbell

Wife of Grammy Hall Of Fame & Award-Winning Music Artist Glen Campbell

Biography

Kim Campbell has been married to pop-country music legend Glen Campbell since 1982. Their marriage of more than three decades has become a testament to devotion and overcoming adversity as Kim helped Glen beat cocaine addiction and alcoholism only to face their greatest challenge when he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2011. Kim continues to support her husband through the tumultuous hardships that accompany the disease, and has become a tireless, influential voice for all people living with Alzheimer’s. Read More >

In 2011, Kim, Glen and their children went public to courageously share Glen’s battle with Alzheimer’s. They invited filmmakers James Keach and Trevor Albert to document Glen's Goodbye Tour, which produced the award-winning documentary Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me. The documentary helped to break the stigma that accompanies Alzheimer’s and provides hope and comfort to families who are facing the same challenges. Kim remained by Glen’s side for all 151 shows, including his appearance at the 2012 Grammy Awards.

Determined to honor Glen by continuing his quest to educate people about Alzheimer’s disease, Kim co-founded the I’ll Be Me Alzheimer’s Fund. She champions the cause using her own experience as a call to action. In recognition of her dedication and work in the field, Kim was made an honorary faculty member of the University of Baltimore Maryland’s Erickson School that connects the best research available for aging services with the practical expertise of industry leaders nationwide. Kim has made it her mission to improve the quality of life for families and caregivers. She recently launched CareLiving.org, a blog and lifestyle guide providing resources, inspiration and a sense of community to this underserved group.

Kim is an impassioned speaker who has an intimate understanding of the complex challenges faced by people living with dementia and their families. From the early to the more advanced stages of Alzheimer’s, Kim Campbell has lived through it all with her husband and can connect with an audience on a very intimate level using personal anecdotes and humor. She is gracious, engaging and boldly honest about the devastating toll that Alzheimer’s can have. Kim has joined other celebrities who are stepping forward to speak out for families impacted by Alzheimer's, such as Leeza Gibbons, Linda Grey, Paula Abdul and Ron Reagan. Read Less ^

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Insightful Conversations on the Future of Aging

Careliving: Don't Feel Guilting for Doing What's Right

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A Family’s Journey With Alzheimer’s: Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me

According to recent statistics, more than 5 million Americans are suffering from Alzheimer’s disease – that’s 1 out of 3 seniors. In 2016 alone, Alzheimer’s and other dementia-related diseases will cost our nation more than $236 billion. This disease kills more people than breast and prostate cancer, combined. Currently, there is no way to prevent it and no cure. Alzheimer’s is a progressive brain disease that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills. In her heartfelt talk, Kim shares her personal story and how Glen’s farewell tour and film, Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me, began a national conversation about the effects of Alzheimer’s. It’s a remarkable story of the human spirit and how Kim and Glen made the decision to continue to live a very public life despite the challenges and adversity of this disease. It’s also a story of hope and how music helped Glen retain his mental well-being far longer than expected and demonstrated to the world that a life lived fully does not stop with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s. Kim will leave you inspired and with a sense of hope.

CareLiving.org

When Kim’s husband Glen was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, she and her children rallied together to support him. They faced many challenges as a family, and through the emotionally draining moments, Kim realized how important it is for caregivers to take care of themselves while caring for others. She has recently launched CareLiving.org, a blog and lifestyle guide providing resources, inspiration and a sense of community to this underserved group. Read More >

Kim discusses the importance of not becoming the “second victim.” She explains the emotional, physical and mental hardships that accompany the caregiver’s life, and offers advice on ways to ward off depression and illness. This talk is a positive and encouraging outlook on this often overlooked subject, and will inspire and restore faith and joy to those caring for loved ones. Read Less ^