Famous People Who Lived With Alzheimer's Disease.

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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
(40th President of the United States (1981-1989))
Ronald Reagan
75
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 6, 1911
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tampico, Illinois, United States
Died: June 5, 2004
 2 
Charlton Heston
(Actor and Political Activist )
Charlton Heston
21
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: October 4, 1923
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Evanston, Illinois, United States
Died: April 5, 2008
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 3 
Etta James
(Singer-Songwriter Know for Hits Such as "The Wallflower", "At Last", "Tell Mama")
Etta James
27
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 25, 1938
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: January 20, 2012
 4 
Harold Wilson
(Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1964-1970, 1974-1976))
Harold Wilson
9
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 11, 1916
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Huddersfield, England, United Kingdom
Died: May 24, 1995
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 5 
Tony Bennett
(Singer)
Tony Bennett
13
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 3, 1926
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Queens, New York, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 6 
Ferenc Puskás
(Football player Forward, Attacking Midfielder)
Ferenc Puskás
11
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 1, 1927
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: November 17, 2006
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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 7 
Peter Falk
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Lieutenant Columbo’ in the TV Series ‘Columbo’)
Peter Falk
12
Birthdate: September 16, 1927
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States
Died: June 23, 2011
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 8 
Vincente Minnelli
(Film director)
Vincente Minnelli
4
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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 9 
Neil Simon
(Playwright & Screenwriter)
Neil Simon
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 4, 1927
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York
Died: August 26, 2018
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 10 
Omar Sharif
14
Birthdate: April 10, 1932
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Alexandria, Egypt
Died: July 10, 2015
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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 11 
Johnny Crawford
(Actor and Singer Known for His Role as ‘Mark McCain’ in the TV Series ‘The Rifleman’)
Johnny Crawford
15
Birthdate: March 26, 1946
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: April 29, 2021
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 12 
Floyd Patterson
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 4, 1935
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Waco, North Carolina, United States
Died: May 11, 2006
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 13 
Barbara Windsor
(English Actress Known for her Roles in the ;Carry On' Films)
Barbara Windsor
9
Birthdate: August 6, 1937
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Shoreditch, London, England
Height: 4'10" (147 cm)
 14 
Terry Pratchett
(Humorist)
Terry Pratchett
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 28, 1948
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Beaconsfield, England
Died: March 12, 2015
 15 
Perry Como
(Singer)
Perry Como
9
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 18, 1912
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: May 13, 2001
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 16 
Dana Andrews
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Fred Derry’ in the Film ‘The Best Years of Our Lives’)
Dana Andrews
2
Birthdate: January 1, 1909
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Collins, Mississippi, United States
Died: December 17, 1992
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 17 
James Doohan
(Screenwriter, Television actor, Film actor, Actor, Novelist, Science fiction writer)
James Doohan
5
Birthdate: March 3, 1920
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vancouver
Died: July 20, 2005
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 18 
Don Cornelius
(Television show host)
Don Cornelius
3
Birthdate: September 27, 1936
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Died: February 1, 2012
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 19 
Otto Graham
(American Football Player)
Otto Graham
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 6, 1921
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Waukegan, Illinois, USA
Died: December 17, 2003
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 20 
Iris Murdoch
(Irish & British Novelist Best Known for Her Novels: 'Under the Net', 'The Sea, the Sea' and 'The Bell')
Iris Murdoch
3
Birthdate: July 15, 1919
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: February 8, 1999
 21 
Steve Lawrence
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 8, 1935
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
 22 
Sammy Baugh
(American football player)
Sammy Baugh
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 17, 1914
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Temple, Texas, United States
Died: December 17, 2008
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 23 
Margaret Rutherford
(Best Known for Her Role as the ‘Duchess of Brighton’ in the Film ‘The V.I.P.s’)
Margaret Rutherford
3
Birthdate: May 11, 1892
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Balham, London, United Kingdom
Died: May 22, 1972
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 24 
Jill Gascoine
(Known for Her Role of 'Detective Inspector Maggie Forbes' in the TV Series ‘The Gentle Touch’)
Jill Gascoine
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 11, 1937
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lambeth, London, England
Died: April 28, 2020
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 25 
Chuck Bednarik
(Football player)
Chuck Bednarik
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 1, 1925
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: March 21, 2015
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 26 
Otto Preminger
(Director and Producer Best Known for His Film ‘Anatomy of a Murder’)
Otto Preminger
2
Birthdate: December 5, 1905
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Vyzhnytsya, Ukraine
Died: April 23, 1986
Enoch Powell
7
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 16, 1912
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Birmingham
Died: February 8, 1998
 28 
Chuck Noll
(American Football player)
Chuck Noll
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 5, 1932
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Died: June 13, 2014
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 29 
Emil Cioran
(One of the Finest Philosophers and Critical Writers from Romania)
Emil Cioran
4
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 8, 1911
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rasinari, Romania
Died: July 20, 1995
 30 
Mae Questel
(Actress)
Mae Questel
0
Birthdate: September 13, 1908
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, USA
Died: January 4, 1998
 31 
Willem de Kooning
(Dutch-Born American Abstract Expressionist Artist)
Willem de Kooning
4
Birthdate: April 24, 1904
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rotterdam, Netherlands
Died: March 19, 1997
 32 
William Asher
(Producer)
William Asher
1
Birthdate: August 8, 1921
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
Died: July 16, 2012
 33 
Verne Gagne
(Professional Wrestler)
Verne Gagne
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 26, 1926
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA
Died: April 27, 2015
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 34 
Lili Damita
(Actress)
Lili Damita
0
Birthdate: July 10, 1904
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Blaye, France
Died: March 21, 1994
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 35 
Darlanne Fluegel
0
Birthdate: November 25, 1953
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: December 15, 2017
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 36 
Willie Pep
(Boxer)
Willie Pep
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 19, 1922
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Middletown, Connecticut, United States
Died: November 23, 2006
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 37 
Junior Johnson
(Racing driver)
Junior Johnson
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 28, 1931
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ronda, North Carolina, United States
Died: December 20, 2019
 38 
William Childs Westmoreland
6
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 26, 1914
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Saxon, South Carolina, United States
Died: July 18, 2005
 39 
William H. Gates, Sr.
10
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 30, 1925
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bremerton, Washington, United States
Died: September 14, 2020
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
 40 
Bob Paisley
(Football player)
Bob Paisley
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 23, 1919
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hetton-le-Hole, England
Died: February 14, 1996
 41 
Saul Zaentz
(Film producer)
Saul Zaentz
0
Birthdate: February 28, 1921
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Passaic, New Jersey, United States
Died: January 3, 2014
 42 
Karlheinz Böhm
(Actor Known for His Role as 'Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria' in the 'Sissi' Film Trilogy)
Karlheinz Böhm
0
Birthdate: March 16, 1928
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Darmstadt, Germany
Died: May 29, 2014
 43 
Beatrice Lillie
0
Birthdate: May 29, 1894
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
Died: January 20, 1989
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 44 
Bob Denard
(Soldier)
Bob Denard
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 7, 1929
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Grayan-et-l'Hôpital, Gironde, France
Died: October 13, 2007
 45 
Ray Dolby
(American Engineer, Inventor of the Noise Reduction System and Founder of 'Dolby Laboratories')
Ray Dolby
2
Birthdate: January 18, 1933
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States
Died: September 12, 2013
 46 
Claude Jutra
0
Birthdate: March 11, 1930
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
Died: November 5, 1986
 47 
Molly Picon
(Actress)
Molly Picon
0
Birthdate: February 28, 1898
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: April 5, 1992
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)
 48 
William Proxmire
(Politician)
William Proxmire
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 11, 1915
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lake Forest, Illinois, U.S
Died: December 15, 2005
 49 
Charles H. Percy
(Politician)
Charles H. Percy
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 27, 1919
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Pensacola, Florida, United States
Died: September 17, 2011
 50 
Thomas Andrew Dorsey
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 1, 1899
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Villa Rica, Georgia, United States
Died: January 23, 1993