Jacob Mendez
Jacob Mendez

The rock legend suffers from dementia. The family made a decision

Brian Wilson is one of the most famous American artists. Born in 1942, the singer and musician became famous as a leader The Beach Boys. The group, popular in the 1960s, went down in music history, among others. album composed by Wilson “Pet Sounds” (1966). The musician has been professionally active since 1961, and in 2021 he released an album “At My Piano” containing the best songs from his catalog recorded using only a piano.

Brian Wilson, 81, became a widower at the end of January this year. So far, it has been the artist’s favorite Melinda Ledbetter she took care of her husband who had been suffering from various diseases for many decades, including: bipolar disorder and schizoaffective disorder. Now the family has revealed that Wilson suffers from dementia and is unable to take care of himself, and documents have been submitted to the court to take over guardianship control over the famous musician. They are to become his guardians LeeAnn Hard and Jean Sievers – long-time collaborators and friends of the Wilson family.

According to the Daily Mail, such behavior is caused by “serious neurocognitive disorders (including dementia)”. Today, Brian Wilson is “unable to adequately meet his personal needs for physical health, food, clothing, or shelter.”

Jean Sievers, the spokeswoman, and LeeAnn Hard, the business manager, say in an official statement that they intend to provide the artist with “all daily needs as well as the best possible care.” They also ensure that Brian Wilson will remain in his home.

“Following the passing of Brian’s beloved wife, Melinda, and after careful consideration and consultation between Brian, his seven children, Gloria Ramos and Brian’s doctors (and in accordance with the family processes put in place by Brian and Melinda), we confirm that the long-time representatives of the Wilson family – LeeAnn Hard and Jean Sievers – will serve as Brian’s co-conservators,” the statement read.

His collaborators assure that not much will change in Brian Wilson’s life, and what they want most is for the artist to feel almost no change at all. “We have made this decision to ensure that there will be no extreme changes to the household and that Brian and the children living at home will be cared for and remain in the home under the care of Gloria Ramos and the wonderful team who have been in place for many years. years, helping to take care of the family,” the letter continues.

“Brian will be able to enjoy all his family and friends and continue working on current projects and participate in any activities,” the statement concluded.

The decision regarding Brian Wilson’s conservatorship is scheduled for a hearing on April 26, 2024.