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Man Can't Remember Much Because Of His Alzheimer's, But Remembers Everything When He Hears This Song

This is one of the best car karaoke videos we’ve ever seen because it shows the true healing power of music. Behold 40-year-old Simon “Mac” McDermott who brings his father back to himself through music.

The video shows McDermott driving around with his dad when the two bust out singing with all their hearts to “Quando, Quando, Quando.” According to Little Things, Simon uses music to help his father’s dementia because apparently the 80-year-old, named Ted, comes back to his old self for a few minutes when he hears music.

Ted was a singer and entertainer his entire life, but his memory has been slipping over the last few years. He forgets who his loved ones are and sometimes gets angry and frustrated.

“Now when we’ve got him singing again he’s back in the room,” said Simon. “It’s these moments that we treasure.”

Since posting the video, it has gone viral. Now Simon plans to take his musical medicine to a whole new level. He says he plans to post more videos of he and Ted and even hopes to get Ted to sing with a band. Simon’s goal is posting these videos is to raise money for the Alzheimer's Society.

Source: Little Things
Photo: Metaspoon

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