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Another family is given bad news
Another family feeling confused
Is there anything we can do, is there anything we can say
Is resignation the only way x Repeat

A vacant look on the face of a loved one
How will they cope not knowing what to do
Terrified for those we love, are we powerless is this true
Will they forget us, me and you, will they forget us, me and you

Chorus

What can you do, what can you do, what can you say, what can you say
As your loved ones memories slip away
What can you do, what can you do, what can you say, what can you say
Medication alone won’t make this disease go away

Rap:

What if there was another way, if diet and nutrition could help to play, and holistic therapies could stimulate
the flow, would you be, open? would you give it a go
Would you encourage your loved ones, would you want to learn more, would you come to training, and be
willing to explore, the benefits of coconut Avocado’s and more, would you try out some therapies to kick
start your brain, is it possible for your loved ones to retrain, would you be open, would you give it a go

What if neurons when stimulated could grow, if neuro­plastiscity was the new way to go, if the cells could
regenerate through exercise and diet, would you try it, would you give it a go
How about Tai­ Chi, could it help free the mind, what about mindfulness, so gentle and kind, could cranial
sacral therapy release prolonged stress, could it unravel the tangles and help us address, the underline
issues of Alzheimer’s disease, by providing for cares and educating our peers, to new ways of looking at this
progressive disease, would you be open, would you give it a go

Chorus

What can you do, what can you do, what can you say, what can you say
As your loved ones memories slip away, what can you do, what can you do
What can you say, what can you say, medication alone won’t make this disease go away

This is what we do, this is what we say, to disrupting Alzheimer’s in a holistic way, education is crucial,
awareness is key, to break the isolation and set your mind free, supporting each other, empowering ourselves, working together, building on our strengths

They won’t forget us me and you, they won’t forget us me and you, they wont forget us me and you
They won’t forget us

Written  and performed by The disrupting Alzheimer’s Team


“The Many Voices Of The Man In The Marmalade Waistcoat”

This book and CD  are part of a self financing initiative to help generate funding for the Disrupting Alzheimer’s Project.

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Disrupting Alzheimer’s was established in 2008 by Christy Fleming after a family member was diagnosed with Early-onset Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) at the age of 54. In Ireland alone, 4400 people were affected by Early-onset Alzheimer’s in 2010 and it’s estimated now that there is 47,893 people with AD or related Dementias throughout Ireland. It’s expected that there will be an increase in numbers of people with Dementia over the next 26 years so that by 2041, numbers will have increased to over 140,000.

The estimated cost of Dementia in Ireland in 2010 was over 1.69 billion. Disrupting Alzheimer’s is committed to researching developing and implementing new strategies that support independent living for those effected from Alzheimer’s and other neurological diseases. Disrupting Alzheimer’s aim to help disrupt the progression of this disease and improve the cognitive function of individuals by incorporating a process of Nutrition for the brain with a program of physical exercise and practical tasks. A program designed to help stimulate and reteach skills through repetition and continuity.

In the mid 90s, Christy Fleming self-published and launched his most ambitious work of the time which was, a collection of Poetry & Audio Cassette titled “The Many Voices Of The Man In The Marmalade Waistcoat”. The project was a collaboration of family and friends; his three daughters and some friends recorded material from this collection in the studio for Audio Cassette and recited at the book launch in the North Star Hotel, Amiens Street, Dublin.

Eighteen years on, he has sourced sponsorship to reprint and re-master both the collection of Poetry, and transfer the tape onto CD. He has done this to help raise funding to develop the Disrupting Alzheimer’s Integrated Therapy Centre, which is an eight bedroom bungalow located in Bunclody, County Wexford. From there he plans to provide training and educational programs to support carers and the general public who care for loved ones with Alzheimer’s and other neurological diseases.

Christy Fleming is Project Leader of Disrupting Alzheimer’s, and he is an Emotional Freedom Technique Therapist (EFT). He is also a life coach, Reflexologist, and Author. He was featured by Karios on Television about the work of Disrupting Alzheimer’s and was involved in a number of men’s groups which lead to him presenting regular discussion/panel shows on Dublin Community Television.

A donation of  €10 is suggested for the Book and CD. All monies will go towards developing the Disrupting Alzheimer’s Integrated Training Centre in Bunclody, Wexford; and into creating awareness by providing presentations and talks to the public.

For further information regarding the project or fundraising, contact Christy on 086 1045197 or email disruptingalzheimers@gmail.com