Friday 28 October 2016

WATCH: Heart-warming video of 80-year-old man with Alzheimer's singing with his son

Published 15/08/2016 | 10:22

A carpool sing-a-long between a father and son has raised thousands for the Alzheimer's Society after going viral.

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Dashcam video shared by Simon McDermott, 40, shows him driving his father, Ted, 80, in his car while singing old time hit Quando, Quando, Quando.

Ted had a lengthy career as an entertainer, including working as a Butlin's Redcoat. He earned the nickname "The Songaminute Man" due to the many tracks he knew off by heart.

The 80-year-old was diagnosed with dementia in 2013.

The video, and a few others, have helped raise nearly €58,000 for the Alzheimer's Society after Simon son set up a Just Giving fundraising page.

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