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Country music legend Glen Campbell moved to Alzheimer's care facility

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Glen Campbell's Alzheimer's has progressed. The country music legend has moved into a facility dedicated to caring for those suffering from this devastating disease, PEOPLE magazine reported this week.

A Campbell family friend reportedly told PEOPLE, "He was moved to an Alzheimer's facility last week. I'm not sure what the permanent plan is for him yet. We'll know more next week."

Alzheimer's is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. According to the National Institutes of Health, up to 5.1 million Americans may suffer from the disease.

(If you or someone you know suffers from Alzheimer's, click here to find a support group in your community. If you are in Tennessee or Alabama, including Huntsville, visit the Alzheimer Association's Mid-South chapter.)

The country music legend, known for many hits, including "Rhinestone Cowboy," went public with his condition three years ago. He and his fourth wife, Kim Woolen, opened up about Campbell's Alzheimer's as he prepared to embark on a final farewell tour. In 2012, he had to cancel shows because of the disease.

During his 50 years in show business, Campbell has released more than 70 albums and has sold 45 million records.

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