Son And Father With Alzheimer’s Sing In Car


When Simon McDermott noticed his father’s memory starting to slip he got worried. At nearly 80 years old, his father Ted was at the prime part of his life when Alzheimer’s and dementia could strike. Sadly, his condition deteriorated and it wasn’t long before Ted couldn’t remember his family members, history or interests. But, after years of struggling to find things that would make his father happy again, Simon landed on a brilliant idea…

When Simon was a child, his father was a renowned singer and loved to share his passion with anyone who would listen. So, when Ted’s Alzheimer’s really began to take its toll, Simon would load him into the car and drive around while they listened to the oldies. Even though Ted couldn’t remember his own name, let alone his son’s, there was something about the music that brought him back to the good ole days.

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