A schoolboy from Essex has released a heartbreaking song in honour of his nan who is living with dementia.
Harry Gardner, 15, wrote it after visiting his 76-year-old nan Maureen McGuinness, who had deteriorated rapidly with Alzheimer’s.
Maureen, who was well known where she lived in Ongar, had to give up her Sainsbury’s checkout job when she was unable to cope with counting money, and is currently being cared for at home by Harry’s granddad Owen.
After his visit, Harry stayed up until 2am coming up with the song to reflect his experience.
At the moment there are 850,000 people across the UK living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, including more than 20,000 in Essex.
Harry's mum Gail said she is proud of her son for putting together the song and raising money for charity.
Harry lives with his mum and his dad John and siblings Molly, 17, Oliver, 13, and Gene, eight, at their home in Chelmsford.
He filmed the video for the song just up the road at the stately home Hylands House.
Those supporting the song online include former Strictly Come Dancing judge Arlene Phillips.
Harry’s song can be bought on iTunes and Amazon music, with all profits going to Alzheimer’s Research UK.