Six years ago today, the world lost an extraordinary musician, a loving husband, father, and grandfather, Glen Campbell. As I sit here today in our Nashville home, memories of Glen’s laughter, his music, and our shared moments flood my mind. The void he left is still felt, not just by me and our family, but by countless fans and friends all around the world.
Glen’s battle with Alzheimer’s was a long difficult journey, one that too many families are all too familiar with. But it was also a journey filled with love, resilience, and determination to make a difference.
It’s not something you get over, but it’s something you get through.
These words from Willie Nelson, a longtime friend of Glen’s, resonate deeply with me today. They remind us that grief is a path we walk, not a destination.
Advancements in Alzheimer’s Care and a Message of Hope
Since Glen’s passing, there have been significant advancements in Alzheimer’s research and care. New treatments, better understandings, and a growing community of support have brought hope to many. But the battle is far from won. Even with the recent progression in treatments, for caregivers, the journey can still be overwhelming which is why we’re taking today to not only remember Glen, but to remind you of what Careliving.org is all about:
Caring for yourself while caring for others
Your well-being is vital; there is strength in seeking support, embracing self-care, and finding joy in the little things. As someone who has lived through the pain and is now rebuilding and enjoying life again, I want to share a message of encouragement. You are not alone. Together, we can face the challenges, celebrate the victories, and continue to make a difference in the lives of those affected by Alzheimer’s during, and even after the battle is over.
Glen’s music and story continue to inspire, and his legacy lives on in the hearts of many. As we remember him today, let us also look to the future with optimism and determination. Let’s honor those we’ve lost by continuing to fight, to love, and to hope.
We will never get over it, but we can get through it, together.
With love and gratitude,