Dementia and Me - Norm McNamara

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About Norm McNamara

I am 55yrs old. I was diagnosed with heart failure at the age of 42yrs old and then diagnosed with Early Onset Alzheimer’s at the age of 52yrs old, I intend on beating both! I am writing this so all my friends can understand how far I have come with it and hopefully forgive but remember me in the future when the posts stop. Also to all those who don’t know me but who read it then thank you and I hope it helps if ever you or anybody of your friends/family are touched by this awful disease.

24 Hours With Dementia: A Carer’s Day

In July Norman McNamara told what it was like to live with dementia. Today Norrms’ life partner and carer, the amazing Elaine, has agreed to share what a typical day caring for Norman involves. Both Norrms and Elaine are part of the Ostrich … Continue reading

PLEASE

Please give me a smile : It will mean so much : Come on, give us a wave : And watch my eyes wave back : Ask how I am : Its shows you care : Ask how I’ve been … Continue reading

On the road raising awareness every day

A World First !! (if its not, please correct me) This is what happens when you talk face to face with Business’, explain how important it is to raise awareness ABOUT THIS AWFUL DISEASE DEMENTIA , and work together for … Continue reading

Living Hell

The Fog descends, envelopes my eyes, An unfamiliar place, my mind lies, Dementia`s cloud is here again, Spreading woe to all akin, Words spill out but make no sense, Frustration rises, muscles tense, Trying to make sense of life, Whilst … Continue reading

Dancing in the Street

To “Elsie” Let’s dance! My dearest Elsie, just by chance, Would you mind, if I asked you to dance? My Dearest Norrms, Elsie say`s Of course you can, yes you may, We took to the floor, Elsie and me, In … Continue reading

Broken Memories

Broken memories flutter by, Misty eyes, a heartfelt cry, Dementia rears its ugly head, Some would say, better off dead, Strong words, I hear you say, But these words are said, come what may, Not by me, or those around, … Continue reading

Half Way There?????

Well, I am just entering my sixth year after being diagnosed with Dementia and as you know the average years of expectancy is around twelve so I have made it to the half way mark at least!! As you know … Continue reading

Planting Memories Garden

Hiya, on April 21st last year I launched what is the Only Planting Memories Gardening Scheme in the world. This was to hopefully turn an used garden into a place of peace and tranquility for those with Dementia. A couple … Continue reading

Distant Memories

Distant Memories fluttering in the breeze,Earliest memories coming back with ease,So confused, all amiss,Staring into the black Abyss,Wanting, needing, common ground,To walk upon without a sound,No more fear, wondering why,Dementia’s visits make you cry,Yearning for life’s own path,Walking tall without … Continue reading

I Weep for my Past

Yesterday I wept for my past, the day before, I yearned for my youth, today I want to be young again, I want to be free of this awful disease dementia and walk onto the football field, standing tall, shouting … Continue reading

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