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 James Stewart

James Stewart.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 20, 1908
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Indiana, Pennsylvania
Died: July 2, 1997

 2 Rita Hayworth

Rita Hayworth.
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Birthdate: October 17, 1918
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Brooklyn
Died: May 14, 1987

 3 Harold Wilson

Harold Wilson.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former British Prime Minister
Birthdate: March 11, 1916
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Huddersfield
Died: May 24, 1995
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 4 Charlton Heston

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

Glen Campbell.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 22, 1936
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Billstown, Arkansas
Died: August 8, 2017
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 6 Etta James

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

Rosa Parks.
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Activist
Birthdate: February 4, 1913
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tuskegee, Alabama, United States
Died: October 24, 2005
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 8 Sugar Ray Robinson

Sugar Ray Robinson.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Former Welterweight and Middleweight Boxing Champion
Birthdate: May 3, 1921
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ailey, Georgia
Died: April 12, 1989

 9 Charles Bronson

Charles Bronson.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 3, 1921
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ehrenfeld, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: August 30, 2003

 10 Claude Shannon

Claude Shannon.
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Famous As: Mathematician, Cryptographer
Birthdate: April 30, 1916
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Petoskey, Michigan, United States
Died: February 24, 2001
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 11 Omar Sharif

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

 12 Vincente Minnelli

Vincente Minnelli
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Famous As: Theatre director, Film director
Birthdate: February 28, 1903
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Delaware
Died: July 25, 1986

 13 Burgess Meredith

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

 14 Neil Simon

Neil Simon.
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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)

 15 Enid Blyton

Enid Blyton.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: August 11, 1897
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: East Dulwich, London, England
Died: November 28, 1968

 16 Norman Rockwell

Norman Rockwell.
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Famous As: Painter & Illustrator
Birthdate: February 3, 1894
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York City
Died: November 8, 1978

 17 E. B. White

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

 18 Dana Andrews

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

 19 Perry Como

Perry Como
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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)

 20 James Doohan

James Doohan
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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)

 21 Enoch Powell

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

 22 Norma Shearer

Norma Shearer.
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Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 10, 1902
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Died: June 12, 1983
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)

 23 Floyd Patterson

Floyd Patterson
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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)

 24 Aaron Copland

Aaron Copland.
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Composer, teacher, writer
Birthdate: November 14, 1900
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Brooklyn
Died: December 2, 1990

 25 Don Cornelius

Don Cornelius
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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)

 26 Otto Graham

Otto Graham
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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)

 27 Margaret Rutherford

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

 28 William Childs Westmoreland

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

 29 Dean Smith

Dean Smith.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball Coach
Birthdate: February 28, 1931
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Emporia, Kansas
Died: February 7, 2015

 30 William H. Gates, Sr.

William H. Gates, Sr.
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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)

 31 Otto Preminger

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

 32 Sammy Baugh

Sammy Baugh
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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)

 33 Arlene Francis

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

 34 Iris Murdoch

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

 35 James Stockdale

James Stockdale
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Officer, Aviator, Politician
Birthdate: December 23, 1923
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Abingdon
Died: July 5, 2005

 36 A. E. van Vogt

A. E. van Vogt.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Science Fiction Author
Birthdate: April 26, 1912
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Manitoba, Canada
Died: January 26, 2000

 37 Bob Paisley

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

 38 Terry Pratchett

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

 39 Imogene Coca

Imogene Coca.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 18, 1908
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: June 2, 2001
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 40 Mae Questel

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

 41 Verne Gagne

Verne Gagne
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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)

 42 Chuck Noll

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

 43 William Asher

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

 44 Emil Cioran

Emil Cioran.
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: April 8, 1911
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rasinari, Romania
Died: June 20, 1995

 45 Lili Damita

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

 46 Darlanne Fluegel

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

 47 Junior Johnson

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

 48 Allen Klein

Allen Klein
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Listed In:
Famous As: Record producer, Talent agent, Entrepreneur, Talent manager
Birthdate: December 18, 1931
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Newark
Died: July 4, 2009

 49 Robert Kearns

Robert Kearns
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Famous As: Inventor, Engineer
Birthdate: March 10, 1927
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Gary
Died: February 9, 2005

 50 Balamani Amma

Balamani Amma
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Author
Birthdate: July 19, 1909
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Punnayurkulam
Died: September 29, 2004