‘Release (I Remember)’ – Rock Academy’s moving musical tribute to raise funds for Alzheimer Scotland
Posted 9 March, 2012
On Easter Sunday 2010, Tish Tindall visited Susan Parker in a small hospital on the Moray Coast. Susan, then 61, had been diagnosed with both Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia at the age of 57. Susan had been in and out of hospital and her family, like countless others across Scotland, was attempting to cope with the many problems that dementia brings. Tish was accompanying Susan’s daughter, Diane, who brought three priceless gifts to her mother that day: happiness, love and memories.
Seeing the difference that Diane’s visit made to Susan, the joy and the celebration of life that it prompted, was the starting point for ‘Release’ – a powerful musical tribute to the relationship between a mother and daughter that transcends the impact of dementia.
‘Release’ is available to buy as a single download from iTunes, with a significant proportion of proceeds going to Alzheimer Scotland.
Tish Tindall at Rock Academy said,
Watching a beautiful innocent person having their freedom of life taken from them changes your own perception of all things. I had to ask myself the question, “what can we do to help?”
Henry Simmons, Chief Executive of Alzheimer Scotland, said,
This is a touching tribute to a relationship between a mother and daughter and shows how families can pull together in the face of this life-changing illness. Alzheimer Scotland believes that no-one should go through dementia on their own. This song shows the ways in which memories and experience can still be shared, even in the later stages of dementia.