Milwaukee native performer using his talents to find Alzheimer's cure

Posted at 5:23 PM, Mar 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-23 18:50:28-04

A Milwaukee native and singer returned home with a message that’s leaving a positive mark on many. 

Chadwick Johnson, a Las Vegas performer, is using his talent to help find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease. Johnson teamed up with Kalani Queypo to write the song “Remember Love” and gained great recognition for it from a global conference on Alzheimer’s disease.

Johnson is using his music to help those living with the devastating disease that touched his family.

“I remember my grandmother taking care of her as a boy…helping push great grandma in the wheelchair and take of her, so the memories of how that affected my life started very young,” said Johnson.

Johnson described the song as a “love letter to a person who’s struggling with memory loss.” It has even had the power to cause a woman suffering with Alzheimer’s to sing along with him after not speaking for over a year. 

Johnson says it’s moments like these that inspire him to keep using his talent to find a cure for Alzheimer’s.

“Seeing what music does and what a beautiful connector it is even for someone who has lost their memory and lost their ability to speak has really changed my life,” said Johnson.

The Milwaukee native and his partner Jonathan Karrant performed this evening at the Jazz Estate on the East side. “Remember Love” is available for listening on Amazon. All proceeds will be donated to the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas to help find a cure for Alzheimer’s.