Owen Wilson Talks About His Dad’s Alzheimer’s

August 24, 2015


You have to admit that it’s hard to imagine a funnyman like Owen Wilson being dragged down by anything.

Unfortunately, that’s exactly what’s happening in real life, ever since the famous actor’s father has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.

The infamous illness has definitely taken a toll on the 46-year-old Wilson, who recently opened up to Dallas Morning News about his father’s struggles.

Here’s what the actor said: “It’s one of those things where if somebody had said 10 years ago, when my dad and I were joking around, having a putting match, that this is the position your dad’s going to be in, where he basically needs 24-hour care, you’d think, ‘Gosh, I won’t be able to handle that. That’s just not possible.’ But it does happen. Such things just happen in life.

Wilson added: “You just have to do your best to deal with it. You’ve got no choice but to accept it. And then, you sort of still look for the things to be grateful for. He is at home, taken care of, and he has people around that love him.”

Alzheimer’s disease is a wide-spread cognitive disorder which over 5 million people in the U.S. are suffering from. Unfortunately for Owen and his family, his 74-year-old dad Robert A. Wilson is one of them.

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