Hayes Carll shared a new single, “Help Me Remember.” The song addressing the subject of Alzheimer’s dementia is set to appear on the singer-songwriter’s forthcoming album, You Get It All, arriving via Dualtone on October 29.
Carll co-wrote “Help Me Remember” with Josh Morningstar from the perspective of someone coping with Alzheimer’s dementia, which affects six million Americans and one in 10 people ages 65 and older. “Carll approaches the subject with empathy and compassion and delivers a performance with tenderness and grace,” a press release for “Help Me Remember” noted. Hayes is seeking to raise awareness for Alzheimer’s dementia with “Help Me Remember.” Head to the Alzheimer’s Association website for more information.
Carll shared his own experience with Alzheimer’s dementia in the press release as well. Read his words below:
I was 14 years old and sitting in the passenger seat of my grandfather’s truck in Waco, TX, the town he had lived in for most of his life. He turned to me at a stoplight and asked me where we were. He looked scared. I know I was. I’ve thought a lot since then about what it must feel like to lose the thread of your own story. This song is for the people who’ve experienced what my grandfather did, those that are experiencing it currently, and for those who serve as their witnesses and caregivers.
“Help Me Remember” arrived along with an accompanying video containing a PSA from Carll. Watch below: