Sold out concert benefits Alzheimer's Tennessee

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT)-- Country music star Glen Campbell is set to perform during a benefit concert for Pat Summitt and Alzheimer's Tennessee. It's a fitting event since music is often used to comfort patients dealing with this devastating disease.

The Arbor Terrace Assisted Living Community has a group of singers that practice daily to stay in tune for community events.

Most of the singers are Alzheimer's patients who might not remember what they had for breakfast this morning but they're quick to remember songs from their past.

Kay Watson from Alzheimer's Tennessee explains, "The music memory is stored in a different part of the brain. When you turn on a song from their past you see their eyes light up. It's like you see a different person-- the one that you know and love."

Since music is a great way to reach people; it makes sense that Alzheimer's Tennessee is holding a benefit concert featuring Glen Campbell in honor of Pat Summitt.

"This will be the last chance for people to see Glen Campbell in concert. He's retiring and this is what he's calling his farewell tour." said Watson

It's not only a concert but a way for Glen and Pat to show there's hope when it comes to Alzheimer's disease.

Watson said "We are seeing them live their lives very publicly. Both of them out in the public spotlight; fighting and living."


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