In 2011, while country crooner and legendary guitarist Glen Campbell prepared to tour in support of his latest album, his family revealed that he had received a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. Remarkably, the Campbells not only proceeded with a “Goodbye Tour,” but also allowed filmmaker James Keach to document the progression of Glen’s illness and its effect on their lives and work. “Glen Campbell … I’ll Be Me” blends intimate and unflinching medical details, poignant performance footage and a survey of its subject’s place in musical history through well-chosen archival footage and interviews with other iconic performers.
Just as the “Goodbye Tour” repped the last chance for Campbell’s multitudes of fans to see him live, this observational documenatry offers a final opportunity to witness the singer in lucid moments, with his artistry movingly intact. He was moved into a specialized Alzheimer’s treatment facility in March 2014, three years after filming began in 2011.
Pine Haven Christian Communities is presenting this movie at Kohler Memorial Theatre (260 School Street, Kohler, WI) on April 18th. There will be three showings with an hour reception with light snacks before each screening where guests can ask questions and learn more about Alzheimer's and memory care.
- 10:30 reception / 11:30 screening
- 2:00 reception / 3:00 screening
- 5:30 reception / 6:30 screening
Donations to help cover the cost of this presentation and support Pine Haven’s commitment to meeting the need for compassionate, informed dementia care for seniors in Sheboygan County will be appreciated.
To read more about what has happened to Glen after the tour, you can read Kim Campbell's article in Guideposts, "Gentle on Her Mind."
For more information on dementia care, we recommend information provided by Teepa Snow, which you can find at http://teepasnow.com/.
You can also download her slideshare the "Teepa Snow Dementia Building Skill handout."