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The songaminute man: how music brought my father home again

The songaminute man: how music brought my father home again

McDermott, Simon, author

The nostalgic memoir of a young man, eldest of 14, growing up in 40s Wolverhampton. The heartbreaking true account of his son struggling to come to terms with his father's dementia. A tribute to the unbreakable bond between father and son. When Simon McDermott first noticed his dad Ted's sudden flares of temper and fits of forgetfulness, he couldn't have guessed what lay ahead. Then came the devastating, inevitable diagnosis. As Ted retreated into his own world, Simon and his mum Linda desperately tried to reach him until at last: an idea. Turning the ignition in his mum's little runaround, Simon hit play on Ted's favourite song 'Quando Quando Quando.' And like that, they were just two mates driving around Blackburn, singing at the top of their lungs. Simon filmed their adventure, uploaded the video to YouTube and woke up to messages, tweets and his phone ringing off the hook

Hardback, Book. English.
Published Richmond: MIRA, 2018
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Available at Leam Lane.

  • Leam Lane – One available in 362.196

    Barcode Shelfmark Loan type Status
    C192949260 362.196 Adult Non Fiction Available


Statement of responsibility: Simon McDermott
ISBN: 0008232628, 9780008232627
Physical Description: 256 pages ; 24 cm
Subject: Fathers and sons.; McDermott, Teddy.; Health and Wellbeing.; McDermott, Teddy Health.; Music therapy for older people.; Wolverhampton (England) Social life and customs 20th century.; Health and Fitness.; Alzheimer's disease Alternative treatment.