After the musician’s mother was diagnosed with early onset dementia, he wrote “Blank Stares,” a heartfelt song about this experience. “My vision is that this song will raise awareness, bring hope to those affected, and most importantly, become a weapon in the fight against Alzheimer's,” says Allen.
Allen has been an Abe's Garden® advocate since 2017.
"Blank Stares" can be purchased for download here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/blank-stares-single/id1223951233
Watch Jay Allen perform the song 'Blank Stares' on stage for his mother here: https://abcnews.go.com/US/country-music-singer-invites-mother-stage-performs-tribute/story?id=57016006
As the wife and caregiver of the late Glen Campbell, Kim Campbell has made it her personal mission to improve the quality of life for families affected by Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Kim is the founder of www.CareLiving.org and The CareLiving Foundation, a website and social advocacy movement designed to inspire, encourage and empower caregivers while working to remove the negative stigma and misinformation surrounding quality long-term care. Kim Campbell is a valuable friend and member of the Abe’s Garden® community.
In 2016, Grammy Award winner and Nashville resident Kelly Clarkson selected Abe’s Garden® to be one of four organizations to receive proceeds from her Miracle on Broadway benefit concert. She has performed requested songs for the residents, and she and husband Brandon Blackstock have assisted with campus pet acquisition and training.
After seeing both parents experience dementia, six-time Grammy-award winning singer-songwriter, musician, author and media personality Amy Grant wanted to help other families dealing with this diagnosis. She has been an ardent supporter since 2011 and continues to share time, treasure and talent with the organization.