In this video, Simon a.k.a â€œMacâ€ McDermott, 40, drives around the city with his father, Ted, in the passenger seat. The sweet duo sings the song â€œQuando, Quando, Quandoâ€ together, but thereâ€™s something special in particular about these moments; Ted has Alzheimerâ€™s.
In many cases of people with Alzheimerâ€™s, there are certain triggers which â€œbring them backâ€, if only for a few moments. For Ted, it is music.Â In 2013, the 79-year-old was diagnosed with dementia. For the vast majority of his life, he had performed for audiences throughout the entirety of England; singing and entertaining, even after he married and had children.
Unfortunately for the past few years, his memory has gone downhill, with it being more and more difficult to recognize those he loves, and even experiencing angry episodes.â€
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