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    Weʼve raised £795 to Support Dementia with the release of a charity single by Warner Taylor Folk called 'Checking Out' about living with Dementia.

    St Albans, UK
    Funded on Wednesday, 29th April 2020

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    My Mum Joan Parsons was diagnosed with Dementia a couple of years ago & despite her age of 90+ we never expected it as no one in the family had suffered with Dementia before. It was devastating to see her swift decline from a strong independent woman still running her own house at 90 to someone who was scared all the time & didn't know who she was or where she was. Mum forgot who I was over a space of a few days. One day she knew I was her daughter, the next day she didn't. I lost my Mum.

    Mum is still with us but a shadow of her former self and I feel like I've lost her. She is in a care home which she hates but she needs looking after 24/7 which we could no longer do as a family. To see her there breaks my heart. We lost my Dad over 35 years ago but Mum no longer remembers him. To live out your last few years with Dementia not knowing who your family are is like dying before you're dead. So very sad & lonely.

    I'm a music promoter in St Albans and present a Radio Show on a local radio Station - Radio Verulam. One of my guests was local folk artist Steve Warner who performed a song on my show called 'Checking Out' all about a husband dealing with his wife who has Dementia. It's a beautiful song and the words very much describe living with someone with Dementia & made me cry.

    So with the help of Steve & Roly who are Warner Taylor Folk & producer Lauren Deakin Davies I asked them to record the track to release as a charity single to raise money & awareness for Dementia. They were joined by Roly's daughter Clary on Cello.

    With the help of a local record label 3Ms Music & Richard Allen cinematographer we are releasing the single with an accompanying video shot at St George's School in Harpenden.

    I want to thank everyone who has helped get this project of the ground.

    Please watch the video, download the single and donate whatever you can.

    Thank you for reading my story & I would love you to share this on social media.

    Please donate if you can.

    Download the single here ( for free )



    • Denise Parsons4 years ago
      Denise Parsons

      Denise Parsons

      4 years ago

      Fantastic launch gig yesterday - thank you to everyone that came along & put some money in the bucket. big thanks to Westward Ho for donating their CD sale money too.

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    • Denise Parsons4 years ago
      Denise Parsons

      Denise Parsons

      4 years ago

      Thank you everyone who has donated so far...means so much to me...

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    • Denise Parsons4 years ago
      Denise Parsons

      Denise Parsons

      4 years ago

      Just launched today! Thank you for reading and watching the video. Please share on Social Media if you can. Many Thanks Denise x

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    • Stacey Smith

      Stacey Smith

      Apr 17, 2019

      A worthy cause and one also sadly close to our hearts too. Well done Stacey xx


    • Anonymous


      Feb 19, 2019

      My mother had vascular dementia, I understand. Thank you

    • Anonymous


      Feb 16, 2019

    • Wendy Hyams

      Wendy Hyams

      Feb 11, 2019

      Do try singing songs from your mum's early past - You may find she connects and becomes the mum she once was if only for a little while. The effects can be astounding. Beautiful song, S, R and C!


    • Jackie Worboys

      Jackie Worboys

      Jan 28, 2019

      Beautiful performance and a great cause


    • David Hermelin

      David Hermelin

      Jan 27, 2019

      My dad was lost to us to dementia fifteen years ago. It is the cruelest disease imaginable, robbing us of the essence and soul of a loved one and leaving the still breathing body behind.


    • Kate James

      Kate James

      Jan 26, 2019

      My mum is currently in a care home suffering from Frontotemporal dementia aged just 68. Thank you for such a moving performance.


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    Denise Parsons

    Denise Parsons

    St Albans, UK

    Music Promoter in St Albans area. Presenter of 'The Parsons Knows' on Radio Verulam. Operations Manager for 3Ms Music.

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