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Charles Bronson

Charles Bronson was an American war hero who became one of Hollywood's top actors for five decades. Famous for his "tough guy" image, he often played a gunfighter or vigilante in film franchises such as the Death Wish series, in which he played a revenge-seeking ex-architect.In later life, his family revealed the star had Alzheimer's. In the UK, the condition affects around 850,000 people and has become the most common type of dementia. The neurological disease impacts on brain functions,... more

Stephen Wiltshire: The Sky’s the Limit

British artist, Stephen Wiltshire, has an incredible talent and is renowned for his remarkable skill of being able to draw a landscape from memory, after seeing it only once.His exceptional ability for completing detailed drawings has received worldwide attention and at the age of just eight, he was commissioned by the former Prime Minster, Edward Heath, to create a drawing of Salisbury Cathedral. Today, Wiltshire is a revered artist, famous for drawing and painting detailed... more

Perry Como: For the Good Times

The famous American crooner, Perry Como, was known for his mellow and smooth vocals and his natural manner, which immediately put guests at ease. It was said that he had the same laid-back demeanour when shopping at the supermarket, or playing a game of bowls, as he did when performing on-screen.He was always completely natural and was known as one of the nicest guys in show business, never displaying any false airs and graces, despite selling more than 100 million records and hosting one... more

Stephen Darby: Motor Neurone Disease

Professional footballer Stephen Darby has announced his early retirement from the sport after being diagnosed with motor neurone disease at the age of 29.The Bolton full-back, who last played for the EFL Championship club in December 2017, is passionate about football. He joined Liverpool FC in 2006, at the age of 18, after successfully working his way up through the club's academy, playing in their triumphant FA Youth Cup team in 2006 and 2007.The Maghull-born player has enjoyed a long... more

Glen Campbell

American entertainer, Glen Campbell, was a singer-songwriter who sold more than 45 million records worldwide – he went on to become a successful television presenter. When he was diagnosed as having Alzheimer’s in 2010, he was always very open about it, even making a documentary to help other people living with the condition.Campbell was born in 1936, in the small community of Billstown, in Arkansas. The seventh son of 12 children, his parents John and Carrie were farmers, scraping... more

Frédéric Chopin

Scientists have been trying to solve a 169-year-old mystery surrounding the cause of Polish composer Frédéric Chopin's untimely death at the age of 39.He was described as having a poetic genius combined with a professional technique that was unequalled in his generation. The Warsaw-born composer has attained legendary status in the years since his death in 1849.His life was cut tragically short after he had shown signs of serious illness, which modern-day doctors now believe may... more

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