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Latest Stories

My father has been very sick with Alzheimer's Disease and/or Related Dementia, increasingly since 2008.  Since that time I decided to begin treating him with music and, in May 2011, to begin videotaping sessions with him.  These initial interviews have blossomed into a 2+ years and runing feature film project which I wish to share with everyone to give hope, solidarity and to increase awareness and speed of cure for these terrible diseases. 

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Sons and Daughters

My grandma was diagnosed with this disease almost ten years ago. On January of this year, we lost our family matriarch. she was the glue that kept us together. My parents moved my family to Louisiana about 23 years ago. The hardest part for me, was that my mom was not able to be there for her mom, even though we tried to visit often. So the care was left to my aunts who lived close to her. After the disease took over, it was hard to see my grandma, because i remember how she used to be. My grandma was one tough cookie. She had been alone since my grandpa passed away in 72.

*From a memorial service that we had for my Dad’s caregivers.

Aside from my family, there is no one in this room who knew my Dad before last year so I thought I would take a few minutes to introduce you.

Frank McDermott was actually born Francis, but everyone called him Frank or Frankie.  In his 50’s he decided that he had enough of signing his name on official documents as Francis so he legally changed his name to Frank.  He was just very practical that way.

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