‘I’ll Be Me’: Glen Campbell’s struggle with Alzheimer’s disease

For Life After 50

The UCCS Aging Center will host a screening of “I’ll Be Me,” a documentary that follows musician Glen Campbell’s farewell tour as he struggles with Alzheimer’s disease, on Thursday, Nov. 8, at 5:30 p.m. The event will be held in the Chapman Foundations Recital Hall at the Ent Center for the Arts, including a panel discussion/Q&A and free refreshments by MacKenzie Place Senior Living.

The film chronicles Glen Campbell’s good-bye tour after he is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. He and his family navigate the unpredictable nature of the disease through love, laughter and music. The Washington Post’s Ann Hornaday wrote: “As difficult as it is to witness Campbell’s struggles, especially when he forgets the names of his wife and children, ‘I’ll Be Me’ is an elevating experience, inviting the audience to bear witness to Campbell’s courage, humor and spiritual strength. His story may make for a tough movie, but it’s an important and triumphant one as well.” (Bring tissues.)

Attendance is free, but tickets are required: https://tickets.uccspresents.org/single/PSDetail.aspx?psn=802

Voluntary donations will benefit the UCCS Aging Center’s Give! campaign. Purchase your tickets now, as space is limited! For more information, call the UCCS Aging Center at (719) 255-8002 or the Ent Center box office at 255-3232.

The UCCS Aging Center is a nonprofit community mental health clinic that provides individual, group and family psychotherapy to adults 55 and older and caregivers as well as memory and neuropsychological assessments and consultation. Services are provided on a sliding payment scale by trainees and for Medicare reimbursement by licensed therapists with expertise in geropsychology. The Aging Center is one of five HealthCircle clinics located in the Lane Center for Academic Health Sciences on North Nevada Avenue. For more information, visit www.uccs.edu/healthcircle.

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