Alzheimer’s is a dangerous disease. It is known to affect more than 5 million Americans and millions more in the world. The condition not only has an impact on the patient, but it also influences the lives of their loved ones. Sadly, the wonderful man featured in the video below was was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s several years ago.
Ted McDermott, 80, used to be a singer. He had a huge passion for music and he even traveled to the UK in his younger days to perform at clubs and venues. But as he aged, his memory started to fade. Every day his memory and his temperament started getting a little worse.
But his son, Mac, figured out something to bring him back – if only for a short moment. In an effort to keep his father’s spirit alive, Mac plays some of his favorite songs. And surprisingly, Ted remembers the words!
Now here’s the wild part: after producing these “carpool karaoke” videos, Ted got a record contract from Decca Records! These videos got millions of hits, including over 1.5 million for this one alone, and they signed him up.
Decca executive Alexander Van Ingen said, “Teddy’s voice is truly remarkable for any singer, let alone one 80 years of age. It’s a captivating sound, and full of character and experience.” Check out Ted singing alongside Mac in the video below and please leave us a Facebook comment to let us know what you thought!
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