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

American

Omar SharifOmar Sharif
(Actor)

10 April 1932

Egyptian

Charles BronsonCharles Bronson

03 November 1921

American

Charlton HestonCharlton Heston
(Actor)

04 October 1923

American

James StewartJames Stewart

20 May 1908

American

Rita HayworthRita Hayworth

17 October 1918

American

Enoch PowellEnoch Powell

16 June 1912

British

Glen CampbellGlen Campbell
(Singer)

22 April 1936

American

Etta JamesEtta James
(Singer)

25 January 1938

American

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

03 May 1921

American

Enid BlytonEnid Blyton
(Writer)

11 August 1897

British

Norman RockwellNorman Rockwell
(Painter & Illustrator)

03 February 1894

American

Aaron CoplandAaron Copland
(Composer, teacher, writer)

14 November 1900

American

E. B. WhiteE. B. White

11 July 1899

American

Dean SmithDean Smith
(Basketball Coach)

28 February 1931

American

Norma ShearerNorma Shearer
(Actress)

10 August 1902

Canadian,American

Otto PremingerOtto Preminger
(Director)

05 December 1905

Australian

Mervyn LeRoyMervyn LeRoy
(Film Director and Producer)

15 October 1900

American

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

26 April 1912

Canadian

Archer John Porter MartinArcher Martin
(Chemist)

01 March 1910

British

Fred TrumpFred Trump
(Property developer, Investor)

11 October 1905

American

Vincente MinnelliVincente Minnelli
(Theatre director, Film director)

28 February 1903

American

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

03 March 1920

Canadian

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

30 April 1916

American

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

24 April 1904

Dutch,American

Floyd PattersonFloyd Patterson
(Boxer)

04 January 1935

American

Janet Lee BouvierJanet Lee Bouvier
(Socialite)

03 December 1907

American

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

20 October 1907

American

James StockdaleJames Stockdale
(Officer, Aviator, Politician)

23 December 1923

American

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

15 July 1919

Irish

Lili DamitaLili Damita
(Actor, Singer)

10 July 1904

French

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

04 January 1926

British

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

18 December 1931

American

Balamani AmmaBalamani Amma
(Author)

19 July 1909

Indian

Robert KearnsRobert Kearns
(Inventor, Engineer)

10 March 1927

American

Nusrat BhuttoNusrat Bhutto
(Politician)

23 March 1929

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

29 October 1921

American

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

07 June 1927

American

Lila KedrovaLila Kedrova
(Actor)

09 October 1918

French

Briggs CunninghamBriggs Cunningham
(Racecar driver)

19 January 1907

American

Patty BergPatty Berg
(Officer, Golfer)

13 February 1918

American