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.
Charles BronsonCharles Bronson
03 November 1921, Lithuanian, American
Harold WilsonHarold Wilson
11 March 1916, British
Former British Prime Minister

Rosa ParksRosa Parks
04 February 1913, American

James StewartJames Stewart
20 May 1908, American

Charlton HestonCharlton Heston
04 October 1923, American

Rita HayworthRita Hayworth
17 October 1918, American
Etta JamesEtta James
25 January 1938, American

Glen CampbellGlen Campbell
22 April 1936, American

Omar SharifOmar Sharif
10 April 1932, Egyptian
Burgess MeredithBurgess Meredith
16 November 1907, American

Sugar Ray RobinsonSugar Ray Robinson
03 May 1921, American
Former Welterweight and Middleweight Boxing
Enid BlytonEnid Blyton
11 August 1897, British

Dana AndrewsDana Andrews
01 January 1909, American

Norman RockwellNorman Rockwell
03 February 1894, American
Painter & Illustrator

Dean SmithDean Smith
28 February 1931, American
Basketball Coach

Neil SimonNeil Simon
04 July 1927, American
Playwright & Screenwriter
Margaret RutherfordMargaret Rutherford
11 May 1892, British

Aaron CoplandAaron Copland
14 November 1900, American
Composer, teacher, writer

Enoch PowellEnoch Powell
16 June 1912, British

Otto PremingerOtto Preminger
05 December 1905, American
Norma ShearerNorma Shearer
10 August 1902, Canadian, American

Claude ShannonClaude Shannon
30 April 1916, American
Mathematician, Cryptographer
E. B. WhiteE. B. White
11 July 1899, American

Emil CioranEmil Cioran
08 April 1911, Romanian

Imogene CocaImogene Coca
18 November 1908, American
Darlanne FluegelDarlanne Fluegel
25 November 1953, American

Mervyn LeRoyMervyn LeRoy
15 October 1900, American
Film Director and Producer
A. E. van VogtA. E. van Vogt
26 April 1912, Canadian
Science Fiction Author

Archer John Porter MartinArcher Martin
01 March 1910, British

William Childs WestmorelandWilliam Childs Westmoreland
26 March 1914, American
Military Leader
Vincente MinnelliVincente Minnelli
28 February 1903, American
Theatre director, Film director

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James DoohanJames Doohan
03 March 1920, Canadian
Screenwriter, Television actor, Film actor, Actor,
Perry ComoPerry Como
18 May 1912, American

Don CorneliusDon Cornelius
27 September 1936, American
Television show host

James StockdaleJames Stockdale
23 December 1923, American
Officer, Aviator, Politician

Floyd PattersonFloyd Patterson
04 January 1935, American
William AsherWilliam Asher
08 August 1921, American
Arlene FrancisArlene Francis
20 October 1907, American
Actor, Autobiographer, Television presenter, Radio

Verne GagneVerne Gagne
26 February 1926, American
Professional Wrestler

Don ArdenDon Arden
04 January 1926, British
Impresario, Talent agent, Talent manager

Iris MurdochIris Murdoch
15 July 1919, Irish
Poet, Philosopher, Novelist, Writer, Biographer
Allen KleinAllen Klein
18 December 1931, American
Record producer, Talent agent, Entrepreneur,

Lili DamitaLili Damita
10 July 1904, French
Actor, Singer

Otto GrahamOtto Graham
06 December 1921, American
American Football Player

Sammy BaughSammy Baugh
17 March 1914, American
Football player

Robert KearnsRobert Kearns
10 March 1927, American
Inventor, Engineer
Saul ZaentzSaul Zaentz
28 February 1921, American
Film producer

Mae QuestelMae Questel
13 September 1908, American
Nusrat BhuttoNusrat Bhutto
23 March 1929

Darrell RoyalDarrell Royal
06 July 1924, American
Football Player

Beatrice LillieBeatrice Lillie
29 May 1894, Canadian, British, American
Molly PiconMolly Picon
28 February 1898, American

Karlheinz BöhmKarlheinz Böhm
16 March 1928, Austrian, German
Gunnar BjörnstrandGunnar Björnstrand
13 November 1909, Swedish

William ProxmireWilliam Proxmire
11 November 1915, American

Ieng SaryIeng Sary
24 October 1925, Vietnamese

George SislerGeorge Sisler
24 March 1893, American
Baseball Player

Ron GreenwoodRon Greenwood
11 November 1921, British
Football Player
Ray DolbyRay Dolby
18 January 1933, American

Charles H. PercyCharles H. Percy
27 September 1919, American

Lila KedrovaLila Kedrova
09 October 1918, French

Bill MauldinBill Mauldin
29 October 1921, American
Actor, Caricaturist, Screenwriter, School of the
Balamani AmmaBalamani Amma
19 July 1909, Indian

Howard SimsHoward Sims
24 January 1918, American
Tap dancer
Shirley ClarkeShirley Clarke
02 October 1919, American

Dell HymesDell Hymes
07 June 1927, American
Anthropologist, Linguist, University teacher,

Abraham RibicoffAbraham Ribicoff
09 April 1910, American
Briggs CunninghamBriggs Cunningham
19 January 1907, American
Racecar driver

Hilderaldo BelliniHilderaldo Bellini
07 June 1930, Brazilian
Football player
Tom FearsTom Fears
03 December 1922, Mexican, American
Football Coach

Gene AmdahlGene Amdahl
16 November 1922, American

Sloan WilsonSloan Wilson
08 May 1920, American
Rudolf BingRudolf Bing
09 January 1902, Austrian, British

Edward H. LeviEdward H. Levi
26 June 1911, American
Lucky ThompsonLucky Thompson
16 June 1924, American

Patty BergPatty Berg
13 February 1918, American
Officer, Golfer

Claude JutraClaude Jutra
11 March 1930, Canadian, French

Ieng ThirithIeng Thirith
10 March 1932, Cambodian
Government official
Billy James HargisBilly James Hargis
03 August 1925, American
Television evangelist
Carmen LaforetCarmen Laforet
06 September 1921, Spanish

George OppenGeorge Oppen
24 April 1908, American

Auguste BravaisAuguste Bravais
23 August 1811, French

Paul ElvstrømPaul Elvstrøm
25 February 1928, Danish
Bertha WilsonBertha Wilson
18 September 1923, Canadian, Scottish

Fernando Romeo Lucas GarcíaFernando Romeo Lucas García
04 July 1924, Guatemalan

Jack CoverJack Cover
06 April 1920, American

Cornelius WarmerdamCornelius Warmerdam
22 June 1915, American
Basketball coach

Amos KenanAmos Kenan
02 May 1927, Israeli
Maurice ShadboltMaurice Shadbolt
04 June 1932, New Zealander

Raúl Silva HenríquezRaúl Silva Henríquez
27 September 1907, Chilean
Keith DaveyKeith Davey
21 April 1926, Canadian
Political figure

Eugene Bennett FluckeyEugene Bennett Fluckey
05 October 1913, American
Navy Rear Admiral
Juanita Morris KrepsJuanita Morris Kreps
11 January 1921, American
Government Official
Thomas Andrew DorseyThomas Andrew Dorsey
01 July 1899, American