An update on my Dad.
Dad's condition has declined significantly in the last year. You can find some updates about him on our Facebook page.
His illness has made him incredibly frail. He's very confused now, unsteady on his feet and doesn't really make much sense when we speak to him. I don't want to go into too much detail but you can imagine how things are. The good thing is that he's still being cared for at home and, amongst other things, is very happy. In the rare moments that he does make sense, he still asks when we are going to the club -"to get the women singing and dancing" (his words).
But we don't want a pity party.
In the last year during the Covid lockdown, I worked with a few of Dad's unreleased vocals to create some brand new Swing tracks alongside some great musicians. You can buy Dad's new album "Swing on Jupiter and Mars" here. £5 from the sale of the album is split between Alzheimer's Research UK and local dementia support groups.
Anyway, like I say, Dad is happy and would want you to be too.
So keep singing - life's too short.
With thanks, Simon.