My heart goes out to the Glen Campbell family. I understand all to well the tough choice they faced. And it is by far one of the hardest decisions to make. My his wife begin to heal a little bit while she copes with her husband in a full time care facility. The end of this disease is the ugliest thing I have ever seen...And it is painful for the families to watch. God bless these people.
April 21, 2014, 10:29 AM EST
Country music legend Glen Campbell's wife has spoken out about her decision to move the singer to an Alzheimer's care facility, revealing it was too exhausting to look after the legend at home.
The singer was admitted to a Nashville, Tennessee, center for his own safety and Kim Woolen, his partner of 31 years, insists it was time to seek professional help. She tells People, "There were five of us taking care of him and we were all completely exhausted. No one was getting any sleep, and we were just struggling every second to keep him safe -- we felt like it wasn't safe anymore."
Campbell is living in the facility full time, but he is able to return to the family home. However, his wife reveals his visits are not always easy: "You have to watch him every single second. He's up all hours of the night and wanders. He'll pick up knives and sometimes he won't want to relinquish it." His daughter Ashley adds, "[It can be dangerous] with all the household appliances and dish soap liquid and olive oil. He'll drink anything ... if you lose concentration for a second, he could hurt himself."
Campbell has been in the facility since the end of March. Woolen says, "He's made friends there. Everybody loveshim there. It's a beautiful setting, it's very secure. He plays guitar there..." The singer has been suffering from the disease for over three years and headed out on a farewell tour in 2012.