|Perry Como, Ronald Reagan, Peter Falk|
Famous Actors and Actresses
First of all, some famous Actors and Actresses that have suffered with Alzheimer’s are Rita Hayworth, Ronald Reagan, James Stewart and Charlton Heston. There was also Charles Bronson, Peter Falk, Burgess Meredith, Eddie Albert, James Doohan, Jack Lord, and Mickey Rooney. Daytime soap fans had to say goodbye to Mary Fickett (Ruth Martin of All my Children,) and David Canary (Adam Chandler of All My Children) because of the disease. There have been many more but these are most noteworthy, relevant and recognizable names.
Some famous singers that have suffered with Alzheimer’s Disease are Etta James and Perry Como. Glen Campbell is currently residing in a memory care facility in the Nashville area.
Catherine Falk heads up the Catherine Falk Organization and it was Catherine Falk that spearheaded the Campbell-Falk Bill which was passed into law this past May, 2016. Especially relevant is the Campbell Falk Bill was constructed to insure liberal access to a loved one who is a ward. That access is granted until it is proven in court that it shouldn’t be granted.
There are many organizations where you can get more information regarding Alzheimer’s Disease. There are 7 stages of the disease. It had been dubbed as “the long goodbye,” by Nancy Reagan, former first lady of the United States. Mrs. Reagan took care of her husband Ronald Reagan until the end with dignity and respect.
Alzheimer’s Disease is an equal opportunity disease and effects people in all walks of life. Early onset Alzheimer’s can begin as early as in your 40’s or 50’s.
Full Article and Source:
The Famous Faces of Alzheimer Disease