Ashley Campbell, the youngest child of Kim Campbell and country music legend Glen
Campbell, is an accomplished singer, songwriter and musician. However, she put her own career and life on hold when her father was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.
Ashley Campbell joined her father on his goodbye tour in 2011-12.
“I can’t even put into words how priceless it was for me to be able to perform with my dad,” Ashley Campbell said in a statement provided by Artis Senior Living of Princeton Junction, which will hold a virtual talk with Campbell March 23. “I had the best seat in the house, being right there on stage with him every night. Watching him was the ultimate lesson in sharing joy and experiences through music.”
She was at her father’s side until he eventually lost his battle with Alzheimer’s.
Since her father’s death in 2017, Ashley Campbell has dedicated her life to her musical career and to sharing the impact of her family’s journey with Alzheimer’s.
She reinforces the importance of caring for the caregiver, those who are oftentimes neglected, according to the statement.
Ashley Campbell will take part in a virtual program, “I’ll Do The Remembering: A Daughter’s Journey Through Alzheimer’s,” at 5:30 p.m. March 23 via Zoom.
The program will offer strategies on how to help loved ones and family navigate the journey that is Alzheimer’s.
Artis of Princeton Junction, a memory care residence, offers the following caregiver tips to families to ease the frustration and worry so often associated with the disease:
- Become informed about the disease. Knowing the symptoms and course of Alzheimer’s disease, as well as treatment options, will help the caregiver feel more in control. Initiate discussions with the patient’s physician, attend seminars and read literature to become educated.
- Make a Plan: Fully research the kind of care a loved one will receive before a crisis situation occurs.
- Consider joining a caregiver support group to share concerns and caregiving tips.
Those interested in attending Campbell’s talk should RSVP by March 22. Call 609-454-3360 or visit TheArtisWay.com/Princeton