A Creative Contribution from…

Jeana Potthoff and Richard Roman—musical artists who composed the song “Hiding from the Rain” after experiencing dementia in their families. Potthoff, of Lincoln, NE, had grandparents with Alzheimer’s disease, and Roman, of North Canton, OH, experienced dementia first-hand with his dad, who passed away in 2005. After writing the lyrics, Roman depicted the song as a video that likewise tells the story of a caregiver who loses a loved one to Alzheimer’s disease. The songwriters are promoting the song and film to raise funds for various Alzheimer’s organizations, including the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America. “We hope the song will touch people’s hearts and move them to support organizations working on a cure and providing services to the caregivers,” says Roman, Click here to watch the video.

Hiding from the Rain

In the park walked two strangers
If it hadn’t rained that autumn day
We never would have met
Would still be searching yet
For love to come our way

Hiding from the rain two strangers
We found our world inside a small cafe
Becoming man and wife
To start a brand new life
Walking hand in hand

Every time the rain starts falling
Her heart falls for mine again
And then we’re back in that cafe
Hiding from the rain that day

Through the years that came and went
Our laughter, love, and children grew
Turning gray with her
From happiness and tears
I was meant to do

I cried when she forgot my name
And prayed that something could be done
I wound up in the end
A stranger once again
Without her knowing me

Every time the rain starts falling
Her heart falls for mine again
And then we’re back in that cafe
Hiding from the rain that day

And every time the rain starts falling
Her heart falls for mine again
And then we’re back in that cafe
Hiding from the rain that day

Every morning with a stranger
She goes walking in the park
Forgetting that we’ve met
There’s nothing I regret
With her love that came my way
Hiding from the rain that day

© 2010 Music by Jeana Potthoff and Lyrics by Richard Roman