Alzheimer’s disease is currently the most common form of dementia, which is a group of disorders effecting cognitive function. According to statistics, Alzheimer’s disease takes hold of a person approximately every 68 seconds and is fast becoming one of the biggest problems faced by the health and social care system today.
To mark World Alzheimer’s Day 2012, singer/songwriter Joseph Portelli has recorded a charity single How The Times Have Changed. In support of the cause he will be donating all of the profits he raises to participating national Alzheimer’s Disease International in the buyers country of purchase.
The single is taken from Josephs self-titled EP and was released on the 18th September on iTunes.
Joseph himself is actually no stranger to the disease, and wrote the track shortly after his father was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2004. The song is extremely heartfelt, and Joseph explained how he drew inspiration for it from his mothers strength and courage through such a difficult time and the sadness he felt when his dad no longer recognised him.
Alzheimer’s is an extremely difficult condition to come to terms with alone, whether you are a carer or a sufferer. If you have been affected by the condition and you feel that you could benefit from having some additional support then counselling might be for you. Visit our Dementia fact-sheet to find out more.
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