East End singer releases album for Alzheimer victims

A SONGWRITER who lost his mum through Alzheimer s has recorded an album to raise cash to help treat the illness. David Read who was forced to watch his mum Janet battle with the disease until she died in September last year has released the CD to collec

A SONGWRITER who lost his mum through Alzheimer's has recorded an album to raise cash to help treat the illness.

David Read who was forced to watch his mum Janet battle with the disease until she died in September last year has released the CD to collect money for the Alzheimer's Research Trust.

The singer who lives in Shoreditch created Know That I Should Know You, which is a mixture of folk, blues and indie music, with the help of his producer-son Stuart.

And the Read family are hoping to raise at least �30,000 for the charity.

The 55-year-old said: "Alzheimer's crept on over a long period and I watched with a mixture of desperation and sadness as my mother slowly became another person.

"Finally, the illness claimed her whole body rather than just her brain.

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"We had all been missing her a great deal, even before she actually passed away. So, we decided to try and do something to help to beat this dreadful disease."

Visit www.iknowthatishouldknowyou.com to buy the �10 CD.