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Singer with Alzheimer’s Lands Big Record Deal

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Sometimes Ted McDermott can’t recognize his son Simon – but he never forgets a song.
Despite his dementia, he scored 40 million views on YouTube. See the 80-year-old prepare for his big Decca Records deal by belting out the Frank Sinatra classic, “You Make Me Feel So Young“.


(ed. note.: As of March 2021, Ted McDermott is still alive although no longer able to sing the way he once did; his condition has declined, but as his son Simon said in an update on their “Songaminute” Facebook page, “He is a lot more confused, but happy, safe and singing when he can.”)

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September 19, 2016 6:59 pm

I love this story. I will look for his recordings, can't wait.

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September 21, 2016 4:27 pm

His singing is the real deal of that era. Magic.

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This site was inspired by my Mom’s autoimmune dementia.

It is a place where we separate out the wheat from the chafe, the important articles & videos from each week’s river of news. Google gets a new post on Alzheimer’s or dementia every 7 minutes. That can overwhelm anyone looking for help. This site filters out, focuses on and offers only the best information. it has helped hundreds of thousands of people since it debuted in 2007. Thanks to our many subscribers for your supportive feedback.

The site is dedicated to all those preserving the dignity of the community of people living with dementia.

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