Kim Campbell was married to legendary country/pop star Glen Campbell for 34 years until his passing in August of 2017, following a long and very public battle with Alzheimer’s. The award winning documentary, Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me, shared their family’s journey with the world and opened up a national conversation about the disease. The film’s success gave her a platform to advocate for people with dementia and their families around the country, on Capitol Hill, and even at the United Nations.
Kim founded CareLiving.org to encourage caregivers to take care of themselves, and to improve the quality of life of families living with dementia through education, advocacy, and real-world change. She created the Kim and Glen Campbell Foundation to advance the use of “music as medicine” to alleviate depression, manage behaviors, boost cognition, and alter the brain chemistry associated with well-being and stress reduction to improve the lives of those with cognitive impairments and their caregivers.
Among her many accolades, Kim recently received the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation – Great Ladies Award, the US Against Alzheimer’s – Women Making Change Award, and the Alzheimer’s Association – Caregiver Leadership Award.
Kim is an honorary faculty member of the Erickson School of Aging Studies, University of Maryland, Baltimore County and sits on the board of Abe’s Garden, an Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence and state-of-the-art memory care community located in Nashville, TN.