Famous People Who Lived With Alzheimer's Disease.

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.

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 1 Ronald Reagan

Ronald Reagan
60
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: 40th President of the United States (1981-1989)
Birthdate: February 6, 1911
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tampico, Illinois, United States
Died: June 5, 2004

 2 Charlton Heston

Charlton Heston
19
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 4, 1923
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Evanston, Illinois, United States
Died: April 5, 2008
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 3 Etta James

Etta James
20
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: January 25, 1938
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: January 20, 2012

 4 Harold Wilson

Harold Wilson
6
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1964-1970, 1974-1976)
Birthdate: March 11, 1916
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Huddersfield, England
Died: May 24, 1995
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 5 Tony Bennett

Tony Bennett
10
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 3, 1926
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Queens, New York, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 6 Ferenc Puskás

Ferenc Puskás
11
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football player Forward, Attacking Midfielder
Birthdate: April 1, 1927
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: November 17, 2006
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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 7 Vincente Minnelli

Vincente Minnelli
3
Famous As: Film director
Birthdate: February 28, 1903
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: July 25, 1986
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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 8 Peter Falk

Peter Falk
9
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 16, 1927
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States
Died: June 23, 2011
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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 9 Omar Sharif

Omar Sharif
9
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 10, 1932
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Alexandria, Egypt
Died: July 10, 2015
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 10 Neil Simon

Neil Simon
0
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Playwright & Screenwriter
Birthdate: July 4, 1927
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York
Died: August 26, 2018
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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 11 Burgess Meredith

Burgess Meredith
3
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 16, 1907
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Died: September 9, 1997
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 12 Floyd Patterson

Floyd Patterson
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: January 4, 1935
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Waco, North Carolina, United States
Died: May 11, 2006
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 13 Johnny Crawford

Johnny Crawford
11
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 26, 1946
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: April 29, 2021
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 14 Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett
1
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Humorist
Birthdate: April 28, 1948
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Beaconsfield, England
Died: March 12, 2015

 15 Enoch Powell

Enoch Powell
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 16, 1912
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Birmingham
Died: February 8, 1998

 16 Perry Como

Perry Como
5
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 18, 1912
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: May 13, 2001
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 17 Dana Andrews

Dana Andrews
2
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 1, 1909
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Collins, Mississippi, United States
Died: December 17, 1992
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 18 James Doohan

James Doohan
4
Famous As: Screenwriter, Television actor, Film actor, Actor, Novelist, Science fiction writer
Birthdate: March 3, 1920
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vancouver
Died: July 20, 2005
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 19 Don Cornelius

Don Cornelius
2
Famous As: Television show host
Birthdate: September 27, 1936
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Died: February 1, 2012
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 20 Otto Graham

Otto Graham
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: December 6, 1921
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Waukegan, Illinois, USA
Died: December 17, 2003
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 21 Iris Murdoch

Iris Murdoch
0
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: July 15, 1919
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: February 8, 1999

 22 Steve Lawrence

Steve Lawrence
1
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: July 8, 1935
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States

 23 Sammy Baugh

Sammy Baugh
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: March 17, 1914
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Temple, Texas, United States
Died: December 17, 2008
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 24 Margaret Rutherford

Margaret Rutherford
2
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 11, 1892
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Balham, London
Died: May 22, 1972
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 25 Jill Gascoine

Jill Gascoine
3
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 11, 1937
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lambeth, London, England
Died: April 28, 2020
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 26 Otto Preminger

Otto Preminger
2
Famous As: Director
Birthdate: December 5, 1905
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Vyzhnytsya, Ukraine
Died: April 23, 1986

 27 Arlene Francis

Arlene Francis
1
Famous As: Actor, Autobiographer, Television presenter, Radio personality, Stage actor
Birthdate: October 20, 1907
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Boston
Died: May 31, 2001

 28 Chuck Noll

Chuck Noll
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football player
Birthdate: January 5, 1932
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Died: June 13, 2014
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 29 Mae Questel

Mae Questel
0
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 13, 1908
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, USA
Died: January 4, 1998

 30 E. B. White

E. B. White
50
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: July 11, 1899
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mount Vernon, New York, United States
Died: October 1, 1985

 31 Chuck Bednarik

Chuck Bednarik
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: May 1, 1925
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: March 21, 2015
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 32 Emil Cioran

Emil Cioran
3
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: April 8, 1911
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rasinari, Romania
Died: July 20, 1995

 33 Willem de Kooning

Willem de Kooning
3
Famous As: Abstract expressionist artist
Birthdate: April 24, 1904
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rotterdam, Netherlands
Died: March 19, 1997

 34 Willie Pep

Willie Pep
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: September 19, 1922
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Middletown, Connecticut, United States
Died: November 23, 2006
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 35 Darlanne Fluegel

Darlanne Fluegel
0
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 25, 1953
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: December 15, 2017
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 36 William Childs Westmoreland

William Childs Westmoreland
5
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Military Leader
Birthdate: March 26, 1914
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Saxon, South Carolina, United States
Died: July 18, 2005

 37 William Asher

William Asher
1
Famous As: Producer
Birthdate: August 8, 1921
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
Died: July 16, 2012

 38 Lili Damita

Lili Damita
0
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 10, 1904
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Blaye, France
Died: March 21, 1994
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 39 Verne Gagne

Verne Gagne
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Professional Wrestler
Birthdate: February 26, 1926
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA
Died: April 27, 2015
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 40 Junior Johnson

Junior Johnson
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Racing driver
Birthdate: June 28, 1931
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ronda, North Carolina, United States
Died: December 20, 2019

 41 William H. Gates, Sr.

William H. Gates, Sr.
10
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Lawyer
Birthdate: November 30, 1925
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bremerton, Washington, United States
Died: September 14, 2020
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)

 42 Bob Paisley

Bob Paisley
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: January 23, 1919
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hetton-le-Hole, England
Died: February 14, 1996

 43 Bob Denard

Bob Denard
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Soldier
Birthdate: April 7, 1929
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Grayan-et-l'Hôpital, Gironde, France
Died: October 13, 2007

 44 Saul Zaentz

Saul Zaentz
0
Famous As: Film producer
Birthdate: February 28, 1921
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Passaic, New Jersey, United States
Died: January 3, 2014

 45 Claude Jutra

Claude Jutra
0
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 11, 1930
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
Died: November 5, 1986

 46 Beatrice Lillie

Beatrice Lillie
0
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 29, 1894
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
Died: January 20, 1989
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 47 Ray Dolby

Ray Dolby
2
Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: January 18, 1933
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States
Died: September 12, 2013

 48 Molly Picon

Molly Picon
0
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 28, 1898
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: April 5, 1992
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)

 49 William Proxmire

William Proxmire
1
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: November 11, 1915
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lake Forest, Illinois, U.S
Died: December 15, 2005

 50 Buddy Baer

Buddy Baer
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: June 11, 1915
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, United States
Died: July 18, 1986
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)