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Wife: Glen Campbell Can No Longer Play Guitar Because of Alzheimer's

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    Wife: Glen Campbell Can No Longer Play Guitar Because of Alzheimer's
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    Actor / Recording Artist Glen Campbell attends the Women In Film's 16th annual Malibu Celebrity Golf Classic on July 13, 2013 in Malibu, California. Campbell's wife says Alzheimer's disease has robbed the 80-year-old singer's ability to play guitar.

    Glen Campbell's wife says Alzheimer's disease has robbed the 80-year-old singer's ability to play guitar.

    But Kim Campbell tells The Tennessean that her husband occasionally breaks into a solo air guitar routine, which she says is "kind of fun."

    Glen Campbell was diagnosed with the brain-ravaging disease in 2011 and went on a world tour afterward. The singer known for such hits as "Rhinestone Cowboy," ''Wichita Lineman" and "Southern Nights" was moved to a long-term care facility in 2014.

    Kim Campbell says he continues to sing, although the words are gibberish and "it's not a melody that we recognize, but you can tell that it's a happy song and he has a song in his heart," so that brings her great comfort.