En­gel­bert ‘cur­ing wife’s Alzheimer’s’

Irish Sunday Mirror - - NEWS - BY KAREN ROCKETT

CROONER En­gel­bert Humperdinck claims he is win­ning a 10-year bat­tle to cure his wife’s Alzheimer’s dis­ease.

The singer be­lieves to have a rare power to heal his beloved Pa­tri­cia and em­ploys an army of acupunc­tur­ists, holis­tic heal­ers and doc­tors to do every­thing he can for her.

And Re­lease Me star En­gel­bert, 82, is con­vinced that, with his help, 79-yearold Pa­tri­cia is im­prov­ing.

He said: “She’s do­ing okay con­sid­er­ing she’s had it for the past 10 years.

“She still knows me and knows every­body. Our son Scott came over from Aus­tralia a cou­ple of days ago and she called him by his name. That’s un­heard of be­cause after 10 years of Alzheimer’s

Pa­tri­cia & En­gel no­body can say peo­ple’s names like that. We’re do­ing every­thing to help her. It’s im­por­tant to in­ves­ti­gate ev­ery av­enue.” En­gel­bert says he misses Pa­tri­cia in the bed­room but says they have plenty of kisses “to make sure my lips are reg­is­tered in her mind”. Pa­tri­cia re­ceives round-the-clock care at the fam­ily home in Cal­i­for­nia. And En­gel­bert adds con­fi­dently: “She’ll be back, I know she will.” The cou­ple met in 1956 in Leices­ter, where the singer grew up hav­ing moved to Bri­tain from In­dia aged 11. He ad­mit­ted in a mag­a­zine in­ter­view yes­ter­day that he wasn’t al­ways faith­ful, adding: “You think the grass is go­ing to be greener but you find it’s not. “Yes, I hurt my wife but my true love has al­ways been where it be­gan.”

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