Thursday, January 10, 2013

Hugh Jackman`s father battling Alzheimer`s disease

The actor revealed his dad is in the grips of the devastating condition, which causes severe memory loss and confusion.

Hugh Jackman`s father battling Alzheimer`s disease
Hugh Jackman
However, despite his worsening health, Jackman insists his father is happier than ever - and the star relished the time he got to spend with him during filming for new movie The Wolverine in his native Sydney, Australia last year .

He tells America's Parade magazine, "My dad is fairly well into Alzheimer’s now. His short-term memory is pretty much gone. He still recognises me and can talk about the past, and weirdly, he’s as happy as I’ve ever known him, which is wonderful.

"One of the joys of doing The Wolverine was being in Sydney and spending time with him."