LIVING WITH ALZHEIMERS
Paul Hitchmough, 66 yrs of age and living with Dementia (early onset). I live in Liverpool and am a musician in the singer/songwriter genre. I play Guitar/drums/piano and still sometimes play with bands and solo now and then, although sometimes, I forget whats coming next, but I get through it. Most of my music is about Dementia, for fund raising like Alzheimers Society, and S.U.R.F., a group of people living with Dementia and their carers who help post diagnostic Dementia patients along the pathway.
Our S.U.R.F. group has won many awards for our work in the Alzheimers community, and it gives us a voice to make the public aware of this terrible disease .
We do lots of projects together, I also wrote a play with my great friend Tommy Dunne which was performed for two nights on the Everyman in Liverpool last year.