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This is also for all the carers (family and working) who unselfishly give of their time, energy, support and love. We say thank you from the bottom of our hearts. The job you do impacts on so many people it’s totally incalculable. We know, we’ve been through that dark journey ourselves and realise how important that support is.
We’re trying to raise £20,000 for Alzheimer’s Research. Please watch the video below ” Worried About My Daddy”. It’s only a few minutes long and is the best song about Alzheimer’s you are ever going to hear!
Once you’ve watched the video you can download the song for free by clicking the blue arrow just on top of the video on the right. If you can, please donate by clicking the big orange button just on top of the video on the left or by clicking here .
This website would not be here if it wasn’t for the efforts of our big brother Chris who had the inspirational idea to write and record a song about our Dad entitled ‘Worried About My Daddy’. Chris wanted to express his (and our) feelings about his experiences whilst supporting our Dad through this devastating and debilitating disease.
Our Dad sadly passed away in May 2008. In the latter years of his life he suffered from Alzheimer’s disease which changed him from being our happy-go-lucky Dad into someone who hardly knew who we were.
Chris wrote this song in 2007 but only decided to record it in November 2011. His original idea was to give the CD to family members as a Christmas present. As our Dad’s birthday was on Christmas day this was a fitting reminder and keepsake for us all.
The recording took place at Jiraff House Studios in Bamfurlong near Wigan, Lancashire and we would like to offer a big thank you to:
- John Kettle (recording engineer and a great guitarist).
- Phil (drummer)
- Paul (Chris’s son for his backing vocals and tremendous support)
Chris went back into the studio in March 2013 only this time to make a ‘Worried About My Daddy’ video which we are proud to say is introduced and endorsed by none other than Sir Cliff Richard!! (Another big thank you to Chris’s youngest son, Stuart who is currently touring with Sir Cliff and his band.)
We’ve had some really great support for the song, mainly from family and friends and we’ve managed to raise almost £1,000 for the Alzheimer’s Society. However, our aim this time is to raise £20,000 for Alzheimer’s disease. Now, we know this is a large amount of money but the battle against Alzheimer’s is massive so we need to think BIG! That’s where you come in, so, please, please, please watch the video (if you haven’t already) and give a donation through Just Giving. Note: No amount is too small! If that doesn’t motivate you to donate then just read the paragraph below:
Now you may not realise it but sadly Alzheimer’s disease is coming to a cinema near you! Statistically, you, one of your family or one of your close friends will be struck down by Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease is known as the silent epidemic. Just take a look at these statistics from the Alzheimer’s Society:
- There are currently 800,000 people with dementia in the UK.
- There are over 17,000 younger people with dementia in the UK.
- There are over 11,500 people with dementia from black and minority ethnic groups in the UK.
- There will be over a million people with dementia by 2021.
- Two thirds of people with dementia are women.
- The proportion of people with dementia doubles for every 5 year age group.
- One third of people over 95 have dementia.
- 60,000 deaths a year are directly attributable to dementia.
- Delaying the onset of dementia by 5 years would reduce deaths directly attributable to dementia by 30,000 a year.
- The financial cost of dementia to the UK will be over £23 billion in 2012.
- There are 670,000 carers of people with dementia in the UK
- Family carers of people with dementia save the UK over £8 billion a year.
- 80% of people living in care homes have a form of dementia or severe memory problems.
- Two thirds of people with dementia live in the community while one third live in a care home.
- Only 44% of people with dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland ever receive a diagnosis
The only way to slow this down is with research which unfortunately is very expensive. We are on a mission to raise £20,000 to support this research and to help support those helping family and friends to deal with Alzheimer’s and Dimentia.
Like I said we are trying to raise £20,000 to help fight this cruel and debilitating disease so please watch our Video above Worried About My Daddy and download the song by clicking the link below. Please also donate by either clicking the button in the top of the page or by clicking this link http://www.justgiving.com/worriedaboutmydaddy. Please help us to achieve our target by making a donation, small or large, whatever you can afford and help remember those who can’t remember themselves.
Please download our song here
Thank you, it means so much!