What Tony Bennett’s Alzheimer’s Diagnosis Does for the Rest of Us | myALZteam

Connect with others who understand.

sign up Log in
Resources
About myALZteam
Powered By

What Tony Bennett’s Alzheimer’s Diagnosis Does for the Rest of Us

Written by Anika Brahmbhatt
Posted on April 19, 2021

Tony Bennett is the most recent celebrity to publicly announce that he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. By taking this courageous step, he has made the Alzheimer’s room bigger, contributing to awareness and discussion of Alzheimer’s around the world and helping others with dementia feel less alone.

In January 2021, Bennett and his family told AARP Magazine that he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2016, but that they waited until they were ready to reveal the diagnosis.

Many myALZteam members were quick to share what Bennett’s openness about his condition meant to them. “I read the article about Tony Bennett,” one member said. “Sad and uplifting at the same time.” Another noted, “There is a lovely new article ... about Tony Bennett and his wife Susan, and how they use music to keep him active and engaged.”

Members Make the Community Stronger

Since myALZteam launched in 2016, we have grown to become 77,000 members strong — that's a big room! Just as Tony Bennett's announcement amplifies the voice of those with Alzheimer’s, each new member on myALZteam makes our community stronger.

Without an Alzheimer’s community, it can be easy to feel isolated, like you're the only one struggling with this condition. Whether you have spoken directly with other members or not, by joining myALZteam and reading shared experiences, you have become part of the community.

Here are a few easy actions you can take to welcome and support other members:

  • Hug or like someone's post
  • Say hello to a new member
  • Answer a question in Q+A
  • Add someone to your team
  • Consider other ways to get started on myALZteam

Together we make a stronger community!

Talk With Others Who Understand

On myALZteam, over 77,000 people living with Alzheimer’s — as well as their loved ones — come together to ask questions, give advice, and share their stories with others who understand life with dementia.

Are you or a loved one living with Alzheimer’s disease? Share your experiences in the comments below, or start a conversation by posting on your Activities page.

Posted on April 19, 2021
All updates must be accompanied by text or a picture.

We'd love to hear from you! Please share your name and email to post and read comments.

You'll also get the latest articles directly to your inbox.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.
Anika Brahmbhatt is an undergraduate student at Boston University, where she is pursuing a dual degree in media science and psychology. Learn more about her here.

Related Articles

Alzheimer’s disease affects memory and thinking, but there’s a surprising helper that doesn’t com...

Music Therapy for Alzheimer’s Disease: How Can It Help?

Alzheimer’s disease affects memory and thinking, but there’s a surprising helper that doesn’t com...
Hallucinations — instances of sensing things that aren’t really there — can be a symptom of Alzhe...

Alzheimer’s Hallucinations: 7 Ways To Respond

Hallucinations — instances of sensing things that aren’t really there — can be a symptom of Alzhe...
Welcome to myALZteam — the place to connect with others living with Alzheimer’s disease. This vi...

Getting Started on myALZteam (VIDEO)

Welcome to myALZteam — the place to connect with others living with Alzheimer’s disease. This vi...
“Moving my wife into managed care was the hardest decision I have ever made,” a myALZteam member...

Assisted Living for Alzheimer’s: What You Need To Know (VIDEO)

“Moving my wife into managed care was the hardest decision I have ever made,” a myALZteam member...
This is a short guided meditation by Dr. Christiane Wolf on self-kindness, which gives you more s...

Self-Kindness When Struggling: 6-Minute Guided Meditation

This is a short guided meditation by Dr. Christiane Wolf on self-kindness, which gives you more s...
Taking care of someone with Alzheimer’s disease can be physically and emotionally demanding. “The...

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Burnout: 6 Self-Care Tips To Try

Taking care of someone with Alzheimer’s disease can be physically and emotionally demanding. “The...

Recent Articles

Everyone knows it’s impolite to pick your nose. But is it actually dangerous?There are many theor...

Can Nose Picking Increase Your Risk for Alzheimer’s?

Everyone knows it’s impolite to pick your nose. But is it actually dangerous?There are many theor...
Alzheimer’s disease is a degenerative brain disease that causes progressive loss of memory — also...

Alzheimer’s Disease Overview: History, Statistics, and More

Alzheimer’s disease is a degenerative brain disease that causes progressive loss of memory — also...
Although there’s currently no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, many people with the condition can im...

6 Ways To Treat Alzheimer’s Disease

Although there’s currently no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, many people with the condition can im...
Sometimes people with Alzheimer’s disease have difficulty eating. Not getting enough calories and...

Not Eating With Alzheimer’s: 6 Strategies To Help Someone Eat More

Sometimes people with Alzheimer’s disease have difficulty eating. Not getting enough calories and...
Fatigue (low energy) may accompany cognitive decline in some people living with Alzheimer’s but n...

What Is Dementia Fatigue? 9 Facts To Know

Fatigue (low energy) may accompany cognitive decline in some people living with Alzheimer’s but n...
“My husband has just been diagnosed. I can see the changes every day. I just hope and pray that I...

How To Prepare for Later Stages of Alzheimer’s

“My husband has just been diagnosed. I can see the changes every day. I just hope and pray that I...
myALZteam My Alzheimer's Team

Thank you for subscribing!

Become a member to get even more:

sign up for free

close
myALZteam
Add to your home screen
myALZteam Tap below and then 'Add to Home Screen'