Tim Conway Has Been Living With Dementia For Several Years, And His Daughter And Wife Have Locked Horns Over His Care

Date August 29, 2018

Tim Conway’s long and productive career on TV spans six decades. Most of us remember him from his hilarious sketches on The Carol Burnett Show – they had millions of Americans in tears from laughter! His other notable works include playing Ensign Charles Parker in a hit sitcom MsHale’s Navy and his own show, which aired on CBS. Younger generation may remember him as the voice of Barnacle Boy in SpongeBob SquarePants.


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The famous actor and comedian has been off the screen for about two years, and many of his fans are wondering how he’s been doing. It turns out, the 84-year-old has been struggling with dementia, People reports.


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According to People, Conway has been in a nursing home, and his wife Charlene and his daughter Kelly are fighting over his medical care.

Kelly claims her father’s wife “is planning to move him out of the excellent skilled nursing facility he is currently at” and transfer him to the one where he won’t have access to “registered nurses at all times and his 24-hour caregiver and speech therapist (to help with swallowing).


According to Kelly, her father can’t “properly provide for his personal needs for physical health, food, and clothing” and is “almost entirely unresponsive.”

Kelly wants to be her father’s legal conservator (guardian) and take charge of giving him his meds.


Judging by his daughter’s words, Tim Conway’s dementia is already fairly advanced if he requires this level of care. Sadly, we will not see him in any new shows, but at least we know he is loved and taken care of.


Although Conway’s mind is slipping away, at least he won’t get to learn that the two women he loves most are feuding over his care.

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