Dignity: A song about ALZ
dignity song about alz

Having lost a grandfather to Alzheimer’s years ago and witnessing my grandmother’s role as a caregiver become more and more necessary during his progression, I was inspired to write a piece from the viewpoint of a caregiver.

Our hope is that the song can shine a bit of light onto the love, hope, and resiliency of those people who are carers. There is such a commitment and promise that caregivers often make, and often they are the unsung heroes. We wanted to let their voices “SING” a bit, and we hope this song can help to do that, while also raising funds to aid in the fight.

It’s sung by West End actress Gloria Onitiri, and we’ve partnered with The Alzheimer’s Society to release it as a charity single, with all proceeds going to them.

The single is available to download via all major online stores including iTunes, Google Play and Amazon. A JustGiving page has also been set up to collect donations from anyone who enjoys the song and would like to give more to support the important work of Alzheimer’s Society.

Barry Anderson

Barry Anderson & Mark Petty are a transatlantic songwriting team. Their songbook album You Are Home is available worldwide on iTunes and Amazon and they are currently working on a song-cycle, a musical and writing new holiday material for concerts this Christmas in New York and London. They have recently had concerts of their work at The St. James’s Studio in London and at 54 Below in New York which featured a host of Broadway and West End performers. Barry is also currently performing as Bob Crewe in the US 2nd National Tour of Jersey Boys, and previous credits include Legally Blonde (Aaron Schultz) on Broadway, National Tours of Legally Blonde and My Fair Lady, and T.V. appearances on “30 Rock,” & “As The World Turns”. Mark also writes for mainstream pop, rock and country artists, and collaborates with other composers, most recently the Hungarian composer Sylvester Levay (Elisabeth, Rebecca, Marie Antoinette, Mozart), US composer Bobby Cronin on his original musical comedy The Concrete Jungle, and US composer Michael Patrick Walker (AltarBoyz, Dog & Pony).

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  1. Thank you to everyone who contributed to writing and producing this song. It’s so hard to explain to people what caring for someone who has dementia is really like. This says it all so beautifully. Every day is a fight for their dignity.


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