Friday 21 July 2017

WATCH: Schoolboy's heartbreaking song about grandmother's struggle with dementia

Claire Lomas

A 15-year-old schoolboy has released a heartbreaking song in honour of his grandma, Maureen McGuinness, who is living with dementia.

Harry Gardner, from Essex, wrote the song after visiting his 76-year-old grandma who had deteriorated rapidly with Alzheimer’s disease.

Maureen is currently being cared for at home by Harry’s granddad Owen.

Harry uploaded the song and music video to his YouTube channel, and the video has so far had more than 54,000 views.

"Song for Alzheimers" can be purchased via Amazon Music and iTunes with all proceeds going to Alzheimer’s Research UK.

He lives with his mum Gail and his dad John and siblings Molly, 17, Oliver, 13, and Gene, eight, at their home in Chelmsford, and filmed the video for the song just up the road at the stately home Hylands House.

Telegraph.co.uk

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