“My mother in law suffered with dementia for many years. It was a slow and painful experience to gradually watch her disappear until the person she had been was no longer represented by the person she became.” (John)
Our title track, The Arrogance of Time, is all about caring for someone with dementia.
“I wrote this song from the perspective of my father in law who nursed her at home and who had to watch her gradually disappear, as she was stolen by ‘The Arrogance of Time’.”
The Arrogance of Time
Threatens my mind
Threatens my mind.
Don’t slip away from me, don’t slip away, from me,
Don’t slip away from me, I’ll always love you, my dear.
You seem so low, you seem so frightened, maybe you are.
“This line connects with a lot of people who have witnessed dementia, as it can seem very frightening for someone, especially at the start of the process as they are literally losing their mind.”
Dementia Awareness Week is 21-27th May 2018.