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.

The Day The Earth Moved

As Elaine and I walked into the shop I saw something move in the corner of my eye, could it be a little mouse coming in from the cold? Well, they did sell food and it’s not impossible I thought, … Continue reading

The Prime Minister

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A Guide to Understanding Dementia

Hiya guys, as a person with Dementia (Four years now) I have been asked to explain what people in the retail trade might come across when they meet someone with dementia. Here are some Examples. 1. Money handling Sometimes people … Continue reading

Doing Too Much? Or Too Little?

At this time of the year we look back and without a doubt last year was our busiest ever! So thoughts now turn to this year 2013. This is where I am in an absolute quandary. Without a shadow of … Continue reading

So Very Tired

I am tired, so very tired. I am tired of being awake half the night, I am tired of not knowing what I am saying or doing from mid evening to morning the following day. But most of all, what … Continue reading

Neither Here Or There

CONFUSED? You will be, I know I am! So there I was watching the TV last night when suddenly I remembered we hadn’t been somewhere, I sat up bolt upright, and as I snapped myself back into reality I realised … Continue reading

And Yet the Fight Goes On

Time ticks by without a thought, Many answers to questions are sought, Yet Dementia continues, not yet caught, And yet the fight goes on Voices, images, inside my head, From people both alive and dead, Darkness falling is something I … Continue reading

Another Summer Over

Another Summer Nearly Over Another summer nearly over, Another summer nearly done, As we stroll into the autumn, I look back at what I’ve done, Has my disease progressed? Has my Dementia got worse? Will there ever be a cure, … Continue reading

I Haven’t Got the Plague

As I walked through town today, I saw a friendly face, But as he walked towards me, he then walked past with pace, I’m sure that he had seen me, and saw my friendly wave, I’ve only got Dementia, and … Continue reading

I`m Still Me

Look my way, hear my cry’s, Please see past these laughing eyes, Lifestyle changing all time, Never knowing what is mine, Dreams and nightmares never ending, Reality and truth always bending, Into Dementia’s distorted world, Never knowing what’s to be … Continue reading

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