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Schoolboy's heartbreaking song about granny's struggle with dementia

15-year-old schoolboy Harry Gardner has released a touching song about his grandma's dementia to help raise money for Alzheimer’s Research

Claire Lomas

Published 04/03/2016 | 14:58

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

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

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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 in the 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.

Harry also has a fundraising page where you can donate, which can be accessed here.

Telegraph.co.uk

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