Lonely is a Man Without Love on World Alzheimer's Day

September 21, 2016 is World Alzheimer's Day. What a crooner! 80-year-old Ted McDermott was diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease 3 years ago. Some days he doesn't recognize his son Simon McDermott, who posted a video of his father singing online to raise funds for the Alzheimer's Society in Britain. Below, Ted McDermott singing Lonely is a Man Without Love (lyrics by Peter Callander, composed by Cyril Ornadel):

Below, Simon McDermott tells ITV that Ted always remembers the words to his favorite songs. They raised over £100,000 for the Alzheimer's Society by posting the songs of his father in the car, and now Decca Records as signed octogenarian senior citizen Ted McDermott to a record deal. 

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Anita Hamilton

50+ World editor & baby boomer writer Anita Hamilton has always been interested in the "real people" stories behind the characters that create and inhabit the world of music, books, movies, television shows, current events, history, etc. A lifelong love of research (ok, nosiness) and writing, combined with a loving and supportive family complete with 3 mini-dachshund minions, keeps her busy.

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