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
Rosa ParksRosa Parks
04 February 1913, American

James StewartJames Stewart
20 May 1908, American

Rita HayworthRita Hayworth
17 October 1918, American

Charlton HestonCharlton Heston
04 October 1923, American

Harold WilsonHarold Wilson
11 March 1916, British
Former British Prime Minister
Glen CampbellGlen Campbell
22 April 1936, American

Etta JamesEtta James
25 January 1938, 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
Enoch PowellEnoch Powell
16 June 1912, British

Enid BlytonEnid Blyton
11 August 1897, British

Norman RockwellNorman Rockwell
03 February 1894, American
Painter & Illustrator

Norma ShearerNorma Shearer
10 August 1902, Canadian, American

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

Claude ShannonClaude Shannon
30 April 1916, American
Mathematician, Cryptographer

Otto PremingerOtto Preminger
05 December 1905, American

Dana AndrewsDana Andrews
01 January 1909, American
Aaron CoplandAaron Copland
14 November 1900, American
Composer, teacher, writer

Dean SmithDean Smith
28 February 1931, American
Basketball Coach
E. B. WhiteE. B. White
11 July 1899, American

Imogene CocaImogene Coca
18 November 1908, American

Emil CioranEmil Cioran
08 April 1911, Romanian
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
Terry PratchettTerry Pratchett
28 April 1948, British

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Don CorneliusDon Cornelius
27 September 1936, American
Television show host
Vincente MinnelliVincente Minnelli
28 February 1903, American
Theatre director, Film director

James DoohanJames Doohan
03 March 1920, Canadian
Screenwriter, Television actor, Film actor, Actor,

Perry ComoPerry Como
18 May 1912, American

Floyd PattersonFloyd Patterson
04 January 1935, American
Lili DamitaLili Damita
10 July 1904, French
Actor, Singer
James StockdaleJames Stockdale
23 December 1923, American
Officer, Aviator, Politician

William AsherWilliam Asher
08 August 1921, American

Arlene FrancisArlene Francis
20 October 1907, American
Actor, Autobiographer, Television presenter, Radio

Iris MurdochIris Murdoch
15 July 1919, Irish, British
Allen KleinAllen Klein
18 December 1931, American
Record producer, Talent agent, Entrepreneur,

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

Verne GagneVerne Gagne
26 February 1926, American
Professional Wrestler

Junior JohnsonJunior Johnson
28 June 1931, American
Racing driver

Otto GrahamOtto Graham
06 December 1921, American
American Football Player
Darrell RoyalDarrell Royal
06 July 1924, American
Football Player

Robert KearnsRobert Kearns
10 March 1927, American
Inventor, Engineer
Mae QuestelMae Questel
13 September 1908, American

Nusrat BhuttoNusrat Bhutto
23 March 1929

Saul ZaentzSaul Zaentz
28 February 1921, American
Film producer
Sammy BaughSammy Baugh
17 March 1914, American
Football player

Molly PiconMolly Picon
28 February 1898, American
Karlheinz BöhmKarlheinz Böhm
16 March 1928, Austrian, German

William ProxmireWilliam Proxmire
11 November 1915, American

Beatrice LillieBeatrice Lillie
29 May 1894, Canadian, British, American

Ron GreenwoodRon Greenwood
11 November 1921, British
Football Player

Charles H. PercyCharles H. Percy
27 September 1919, American
Balamani AmmaBalamani Amma
19 July 1909, Indian

Lila KedrovaLila Kedrova
09 October 1918, French

Bill MauldinBill Mauldin
29 October 1921, American
Actor, Caricaturist, Screenwriter, School of the

George SislerGeorge Sisler
24 March 1893, American
Baseball Player
Ray DolbyRay Dolby
18 January 1933, American

Joe MercerJoe Mercer
09 August 1914, British
Football player
Annie GirardotAnnie Girardot
25 October 1931, French

Betty RobinsonBetty Robinson
23 August 1911, American

Ieng SaryIeng Sary
24 October 1925, Vietnamese
Edward H. LeviEdward H. Levi
26 June 1911, American

Abraham RibicoffAbraham Ribicoff
09 April 1910, American
Shirley ClarkeShirley Clarke
02 October 1919, American

Gunnar BjörnstrandGunnar Björnstrand
13 November 1909, Swedish

Briggs CunninghamBriggs Cunningham
19 January 1907, American
Racecar driver
Howard SimsHoward Sims
24 January 1918, American
Tap dancer

Patty BergPatty Berg
13 February 1918, American
Officer, Golfer
Dell HymesDell Hymes
07 June 1927, American
Anthropologist, Linguist, University teacher,

Gene AmdahlGene Amdahl
16 November 1922, American

Tom FearsTom Fears
03 December 1922, Mexican, American
Football Coach

Hilderaldo BelliniHilderaldo Bellini
07 June 1930, Brazilian
Football player
Lucky ThompsonLucky Thompson
16 June 1924, American
Norman Joseph WoodlandNorman Joseph Woodland
06 September 1921, American

Sloan WilsonSloan Wilson
08 May 1920, American

Raymond Davis Jr.Raymond Davis Jr.
14 October 1914, American

Billy James HargisBilly James Hargis
03 August 1925, American
Television evangelist
Claude JutraClaude Jutra
11 March 1930, Canadian, French

Whitney SmithWhitney Smith
26 February 1940, American

Veronica WedgwoodVeronica Wedgwood
20 July 1910, British

John SheardownJohn Sheardown
11 October 1924, Canadian

Rudolf BingRudolf Bing
09 January 1902, Austrian, British
Ieng ThirithIeng Thirith
10 March 1932, Cambodian
Government official

Fernando Romeo Lucas GarcíaFernando Romeo Lucas García
04 July 1924, Guatemalan
Auguste BravaisAuguste Bravais
23 August 1811, French

Paul ElvstrømPaul Elvstrøm
25 February 1928, Danish
George OppenGeorge Oppen
24 April 1908, American
Phillip Abraham WoosnamPhil Woosnam
22 December 1932, Welsh
Football player