Over the summer, country veteran and faithful Christian Glen Campbell, came home to live with his wife Kim. However, due to to the challenges of taking care of the ailing Campbell, after a few weeks, Glen's back full-time at a memory care facility near the couple's Nashville home again.
"It was just more than I could handle," says Kim about moving her husband home. "He's the sweetest person in the world, but he becomes combative when you try to change his clothes or bathe him. It really wasn't the best situation."
With the help of the couple's children, their nephew Matthew Monier and family friend Brody Wooton, Kim tried to take care of Glen, 79, at home for seven weeks. But the challenges were too much. Thus, with regrets, they had to send the "Rhinestone Cowboy" singer back to the facility. Monier and Wooton now have full-time jobs at Glen's new facility, and "they're with Glen every day, I'm there every day, and it's a really beautiful place," says Kim. "It's the best we could hope for."
So, how is Glen doing now healthwise? "Physically he's very strong and healthy. He's content and cheerful," reports Kim.
In rare "moments of lucidity," the star will suddenly look at his wife, "tear up and bite his lower lip and just say 'I love you,'" says Kim. "It just rips your heart out because you feel like every time you have that moment, it might be your last."
In June 2011, Campbell announced he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease six months earlier. Campbell went on a final "Goodbye Tour", with three of his children joining him in his backup band; his last show was on November 30, 2012, in Napa, California. Campbell sang "Rhinestone Cowboy" as a goodbye at the 2012 Grammy Awards ceremony held on February 12, 2012