I’ll never forget seeing my father-in-law deteriorate from being a sharp minded, wonderful husband, father and successful businessman, into a shadow of himself, someone with a sad stare who couldn’t remember his past. — Ian Calvert
Calvert is a former radio and TV presenter who won a day in a recording studio after entering a cruise line industry competition. He booked extra time in the studio to work with friend, Roo McKellar of Heavenly Audio Stations in the UK. Together, Calvert and McKellar transformed Never will Forget from a dream into reality.
This is my first ever venture to write and record a song … this was written by witnessing the very sad loss of my late father-in-law who died with Alzheimer’s and how it affects his loving family and carers. — Ian Calvert
Never Will Forget ranks alongside those memorable songs, like Amazing Grace. After you sing the words a couple of times, you won’t be able to get the refrain or the melody out of your mind. At least, that’s what happened to me.
since that day we first met,
I might not remember,
but I’ll never forget.
I know that you cry
when you see me like this.
Sometimes we’re strangers
and sometimes we kiss.
From Never will Forget
Some people write books, others launch informative websites, and others write and record music.
Ian Calvert writes: It would be a dream come true if this recording raised lots of money for such a worthy cause. I just want to make people more aware of what my father-in-law and his family went through. I’m extremely proud of the song and hope people like it – but I also hope they listen to the message. It will give them a much greater understanding of the condition.
Click on Never will Forget to view on YouTube.
If you wish to support Ian Calvert’s mission to raise funds for Alzheimer’s awareness and research, click to order your MP3 (audio) recording for $1.99
Thank you, Norman McNamara, for bringing Calvert’s song to the attention of The Caregiver’s Voice. Although, Norrms, you live with Lewy body dementia, you have done much to raise awareness of dementia around the world. Calvert’s music video tribute takes it a step further.
McNamara writes: Please, please share this around the world! It will not only raise such awareness but benefit all those touched by this awful disease.
Reviewed by Brenda Avadian, MA