Susan Crow has revealed that her husband, retired singer and musician Tony Bennett, doesn’t know he has Alzheimer’s disease. in an interview with Anderson Cooper on 60 Minutes.

“Every day is different. Tony late at night, sometimes early in the morning, he’s more alert, if I can use that word,” Crow told 60 Minutes. “So, I’ll tell him, ‘Tone, you’re gonna be on 60 Minutes.’ He’s, like, ‘Great.’

Crow said that he sometimes can understand things clearly, such as asking him about 60 Minutes but at other times he can be forgetful.

Bennett does remember family members but has a difficult time holding a conversation, but when he is asked to rehearse he gets reinvigorated with youthful energy.

“Suddenly Tony comes shuffling out, much more energetically and he gives thumbs up to the camera, and he’s suddenly making eye contact with everybody… He knows the entire song, there’s no cue cards, there’s no sheet music on the piano that he’s reading, so it’s all just in his brain,” she said.

Bennett recently released his final album “Love for Sale” which features a collection of duets with Lady Gaga.

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