Glen Campbell needs long term attention for Alzheimer`s: wife

PTI| Last Updated: Jun 21, 2014, 11:26 AM IST

Los Angeles: Country singer Glen Campbell`s wife has revealed she transfered his medical care to a facility in Nashville because he needs long term attention, after being diagnosed with Alzheimer`s disease.

Kim Woolen, Campbell`s wife of 30 years, reportedly said though she wants him home, she has done what is in his best interest.

"It is crushingly sad to see him afflicted with Alzheimer`s but indulging those feelings does not help him," she said, adding, "I am his wife and no one wants him home more than me but I must do what is in his best interest."

The `Rhinestone Cowboy` singer was diagnosed with Alzheimer in 2011.

"He has activities and therapies to stimulate him and help him experience daily moments of success. His life is filled with love and laughter and he is being cared for round the clock by people who specialise in Alzheimer`s care and happen to adore him," Woolen said.

Campbell`s oldest daughter Debby, meanwhile, said she wanted to remove him from the care facility. "I think my dad deserves better than this," she said.

"I`m not saying it`s bad by any means, but I don`t think he`s getting the attention that he needs. If I felt that (his family in Nashville) was spending hours with him and eating meals with him, it would be different," she added.

Debby, who is Glen`s daughter from a previous marriage, said Woolen had not responded to her request. "He wants to go home. Numerous times he has told me that," she said.