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Take a look at the famous names who have lived and who are currently living with the incurable Alzheimer's.

Known to be a progressive disease, Alzheimer’s annihilates the memory of its victim and destroys other mental functions as well. Almost 70% of cases of dementia is as a consequence of Alzheimer’s, and one of its earliest symptoms are short-term memory loss. With the advancement of the disease, an Alzheimer’s patient would show behavioural issues, problems with language, and even disorientation. With the speed in which the disease progresses, the victim’s condition declines, ultimately leading to death. Alzheimer’s disease comes with no groundbreaking treatment to either stop or reverse the progression; there are medications and treatments that can improve the symptoms, although temporarily. The victims rely on full assistance from their caretakers, often putting themselves in the spot of a burden, pressurising them in all zones like physical, psychological, and even economic. One such famous personality who shocked the world by succumbing to this disease was the 40th president of the US, Ronald Reagan. The Hollywood, show biz industry has also seen deaths caused by this disease; some of the personalities who currently live with this disease have been doing their bit to spread awareness about this disease. Musicians like Malcolm Young and Glenn Campbell have been going about their careers to reduce the stigma attached to the term Alzheimer’s. Actors like Rita Hayworth, Charlton Heston, Charles Bronson, are heavy names of the Hollywood world that surrendered their lives to this deadly disease. The list doesn’t end here- there are famous celebrities who still live their lives under the pressures of the incurable Alzheimer’s. Keep reading and find out more about the famous people who lived with Alzheimer's disease.
Rosa ParksRosa Parks
(Civil Rights Activist)

04 February 1913

24 October 2005

Tuskegee, Alabama, U.S

American

Aquarius

Sugar Ray RobinsonSugar Ray Robinson
(Former Welterweight and Middleweight Boxing Champion)

03 May 1921

12 April 1989

Ailey, Georgia, Detroit, Michigan

American

Taurus

James StewartJames Stewart

20 May 1908

02 July 1997

Indiana

American

Taurus

Charles BronsonCharles Bronson

03 November 1921

30 August 2003

Ehrenfeld, Cambria County Pennsylvania, USA

American

Scorpio

Rita HayworthRita Hayworth

17 October 1918

14 May 1987

Brooklyn

American

Libra

Charlton HestonCharlton Heston
(Actor)

04 October 1923

05 April 2008

Evanston

American

Libra

Etta JamesEtta James
(Singer)

25 January 1938

20 January 2012

Los Angeles

American

Aquarius

Norman RockwellNorman Rockwell
(Painter & Illustrator)

03 February 1894

08 November 1978

New York City

American

Aquarius

Aaron CoplandAaron Copland
(Composer, teacher, writer)

14 November 1900

01 January 1970

Brooklyn

American

Scorpio

Enid BlytonEnid Blyton
(Writer)

11 August 1897

28 November 1968

East Dulwich, London, England

British

Leo

Norma ShearerNorma Shearer
(Actress)

10 August 1902

12 June 1983

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Canadian,American

Leo

Enoch PowellEnoch Powell

16 June 1912

08 February 1998

Birmingham

British

Gemini

E. B. WhiteE. B. White

11 July 1899

01 October 1985

Mount Vernon, New York

American

Cancer

Otto PremingerOtto Preminger
(Director)

05 December 1905

23 April 1986

Vyzhnytsia, Ukraine

Australian

Sagittarius

Dean SmithDean Smith
(Basketball Coach)

28 February 1931

07 February 2015

Emporia, Kansas

American

Pisces

A. E. van VogtA. E. van Vogt
(Science Fiction Author)

26 April 1912

26 January 2000

Manitoba, Canada

Canadian

Taurus

Mervyn LeRoyMervyn LeRoy
(Film Director and Producer)

15 October 1900

13 September 1987

San Francisco, California

American

Libra

Archer John Porter MartinArcher Martin
(Chemist)

01 March 1910

28 July 2002

London, England

British

Pisces

Fred TrumpFred Trump
(Property developer, Investor)

11 October 1905

25 June 1999

Woodhaven

American

Libra

Claude ShannonClaude Shannon
(Mathematician, Cryptographer, Computer scientist, Engineer, Sport cyclist, University teacher)

30 April 1916

24 February 2001

Petoskey

American

Taurus

James DoohanJames Doohan
(Screenwriter, Television actor, Film actor, Actor, Novelist, Science fiction writer)

03 March 1920

20 July 2005

Vancouver

Canadian

Pisces

James StockdaleJames Stockdale
(Officer, Aviator, Politician)

23 December 1923

05 July 2005

Abingdon

American

Capricorn

Willem de KooningWillem de Kooning
(Artist, Painter, Sculptor, University teacher)

24 April 1904

19 March 1997

Rotterdam

American

Taurus

Vincente MinnelliVincente Minnelli
(Theatre director, Film director)

28 February 1903

25 July 1986

Chicago

American

Pisces

Iris MurdochIris Murdoch
(Poet, Philosopher, Novelist, Writer, Biographer)

15 July 1919

08 February 1999

Dublin

Irish

Cancer

Floyd PattersonFloyd Patterson
(Boxer)

04 January 1935

11 May 2006

Waco

American

Capricorn

Arlene FrancisArlene Francis
(Actor, Autobiographer, Television presenter, Radio personality, Stage actor)

20 October 1907

31 May 2001

Boston

American

Libra

Allen KleinAllen Klein
(Record producer, Talent agent, Entrepreneur, Talent manager)

18 December 1931

04 July 2009

Newark

American

Sagittarius

Janet Lee BouvierJanet Lee Bouvier
(Socialite)

03 December 1907

22 July 1989

Manhattan

American

Sagittarius

Lili DamitaLili Damita
(Actor, Singer)

10 July 1904

21 March 1994

Blaye

French

Cancer

Robert KearnsRobert Kearns
(Inventor, Engineer)

10 March 1927

09 February 2005

Gary

American

Pisces

Bill MauldinBill Mauldin
(Actor, Caricaturist, Screenwriter, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Journalist)

29 October 1921

22 January 2003

Mountain Park

American

Scorpio

Don ArdenDon Arden
(Impresario, Talent agent, Talent manager)

04 January 1926

21 July 2007

Manchester

British

Capricorn

Dell HymesDell Hymes
(Anthropologist, Linguist, University teacher, Sociologist)

07 June 1927

13 November 2009

Portland

American

Gemini

Nusrat BhuttoNusrat Bhutto
(Politician)

23 March 1929

23 October 2011

Isfahan

Aries

Lila KedrovaLila Kedrova
(Actor)

09 October 1918

16 February 2000

Saint Petersburg

French

Libra

Balamani AmmaBalamani Amma
(Author)

19 July 1909

29 September 2004

Punnayurkulam

Indian

Cancer

Patty BergPatty Berg
(Officer, Golfer)

13 February 1918

10 September 2006

Minneapolis

American

Aquarius

Briggs CunninghamBriggs Cunningham
(Racecar driver)

19 January 1907

02 July 2003

Cincinnati

American

Capricorn

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