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Re: Norrms Blog

Posted: Mon Sep 08, 2014 12:08 pm
by rosemary
Your words about going back to work sound so familiar, something we are going through with hubby.
It is 3 yrs since his diagnosis and although there are many things he misses, the one thing that remains constant is his desire to return to his work, to chat with the lads again.

As regards masks, they come in many shapes and form. Many members here wear a mask at times, put on a front. We hide some of our feelings and worries so no one knows what we are dealing with.
Parents can do same with children.

You are still YOU Norms, still the man Elaine fell in love with.

x

Posted: Mon Sep 08, 2014 2:29 pm
by norrms
Thank you my friend xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Dementia`s song

Posted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 9:08 am
by norrms
Dementia`s song

One day soon, i promise you this,
As sure as the moon rises, and sunbeams kiss,
The cure we have waited for, for oh so long,
Will arrive soon, like a beautiful song,

I can feel it, the breeze, its in the air,
Moments of optimism, are everywhere,
Attitudes changing, All full of hope,
Improving conditions, easier to cope,

So take a deep breath, and breathe it all in
Its a new Dawn, new life will begin,
For dementia`s cure, we have waited so long,
But have always maintained "TOGETHER WE ARE STRONG

Cc Norrms, diagnosed at 50 yrs old, 57yrs old this week and STILL fighting it xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Re: Norrms Blog

Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 1:47 am
by SheWolf
Lovely poem Norrms. :) You're very upbeat and determined - you put me to shame! (Where is the 'bows down, not worthy' smiley?)

Getting around Norms!

Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 4:08 pm
by Brindleboy123
http://www.dosomethingbrilliant.co.uk/#

Norm - you are getting these Purple angels everywhere! You should be so very proud.

Hugs to you and your very own angel too.

Bell x

Me and My Gran

Posted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 9:52 am
by norrms
ME AND MY GRAN


Dolly was her name, my gran that is. Actually it wasn't really "Dolly" it was Mary, Mary Mc Manus, but standing at a mere 4 feet 5 inches you can guess where she got the name from. She was called that from being very young and it stuck all the way through her wonderful life. So there was my Gran "Dolly" . 4 feet 5 inches tall, and a smile that could brighten up a room and all i remember from being very young.


My gran brought me up you see, she was the one who washed and bathed me, wiped my bum and made me put a towel over my head and breathe deeply over a bowl of steaming hot water and something that smelled awful but swore it would clear my head when i had a cold, it usually did!! She was the one who molded me into who i am today, same sense of urgency, same look on life, same morals (Thankfully) and best of all, same sense of humor. I knew my mum and dad, but yet i never questioned why she was the one to bring me up. I was very close to my mum in later years but sadly not my dad, but my gran was always there, first thing in a morning and last thing at night when i couldn't sleep. She would always slip in behind me and i felt as though i was sat on her knee as she raised her knees up to comfort me with her ever loving arms safe around my waist until i went back to sleep. But, she would be the same gran who would wake me up at some ungodly hour in a morning at weekends and shout at me that no good would ever come of staying in bed all day when there was so much to do with the day!!


My Gran never got to see my kids being born, because dementia came and took her away when she was only 62 yrs old. It crept silently up and took away the most important person in my life at the time , near the end she had no idea who i was, this was the most hurtful thing i have ever imagined, i have never known pain like it, How could she not know me? How could she not remember me? Did this mean that if she didn't know me, then she didn't love me anymore ??? I was in my twenties so i wasn't a kid, but i can remember being so frustrated, so B****Y angry at the world and all that who were in it!! I was that ill at her funeral it was decided i couldn't go because i was completely exhausted and people were so worried about my health, and yet here i am. Truth be known i have never really forgiven myself for not going.

The years passed, the pain grew dimmer and yet i still didn't think for one minute it would strike again, but it did, in my father. I thought this time the process was a lot quicker, but looking back it probably wasn't as my poor mum was caring for him for so long before taking the decision to put him in a care home for his own safety and hers, he died shortly after.

And to the present day, as you know, i now have dementia!!! i now have this terrible, awful disease that has ripped apart my own life in the past and that of my family, not content with taking my grandma away from me and my father, it now wants to take me away from my family

So, thats it !! You have now met my Gran, my wonderful, loving, all giving never taking Grandmother !! , shes responsible for all i do now, and all i will do in the future. I have lost count the amount of times my own Angel "Elaine" has said jokingly " Your Gran has something to answer for !!LOLL

So, Grandma, wherever you are,

""" All i do is in memory of you """

Norrms Mc Namara Cc Diagnosed with dementia aged 50, now 57 yrs old and still fighting it !!!!!

Re: Norrms Blog

Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 2:06 am
by SheWolf
Thanks for posting that Norms. Your nan sounds lovely.

Dementia is such a cruel disease but I'm sure that medicine will defeat it one day, maybe not in time to help you, but possibly in time to prevent it taking any more of your family. We live in hope.

The " Ripple Effect "

Posted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 10:33 am
by norrms
The Ripple Affect


A very good friend of mine once said to me a few years ago,
“Norrms” you have thrown a pebble into a pond and it has started a ripple effect, don’t be surprised if that ripple turns into a Tsunami! “”


I have often thought of what that meant and have indeed watched that “Ripple” turn into something so huge, we could have never imagined, but the only reason it has is because of each and every one of you. One person throwing a pebble in a pond doesn’t start a Tsunami, but when thousands of people all throw the same pebbles into the same pond, at the same time, well!! That’s a different matter! That’s we have done, we have all come together to throw our pebbles, our thoughts, our hopes, our dreams, the changes we want for the future of those with Dementia into that pond, and as the ripples have turned into a swell, then a tide and beyond we are starting to see the changes happen before our own very eyes.


What we could say is that yes, we now have over 250 PA ambassadors around the world and growing, but what we cannot count is the amount of people they have helped, and continue to help, how many lives they have changed, how their advice has helped so many, and all as volunteers and unpaid, just wanting to make that small difference which might seem minute to some but can have a HUGE impact on other`s for the better.


A perfect example is the “Facebook Dementia aware Page” we now have over 11,500 “MEMBERS” not “Likes”, but MEMBERS from all over the world who talk to each other, support each other 24 HOURS A DAY and are allowed to discuss things openly, honestly and sometimes dare I say, a little controversially, but because we are all grownups, we know when not to cross the line as we all know nastiness serves no purpose and to help a fellow human being in time of great sorrow and Anguish is one of the most rewarding things anybody can do.


And still we grow, and we want to grow, we want to help and we all want to MAKE THAT DIFFERENCE!!


So if you want to make “THAT DIFFERENCE” in your village, Town City, or Country please join us in the Purple Angel dementia awareness campaign. Take a look at our website
http://www.purpleangel-global.com/index.html


and then contact me on norrms@gmail.com to find out more.

From the bottom of my heart, as someone who has this awful disease, thank you all so much for all you do and you continue to do, hope to hear from you soon,

Norrms Mc Namara
Diagnosed with dementia aged 50 yrs old, now 57

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Re: Norrms Blog

Posted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 10:34 am
by norrms
The Ripple Affect


A very good friend of mine once said to me a few years ago,
“Norrms” you have thrown a pebble into a pond and it has started a ripple effect, don’t be surprised if that ripple turns into a Tsunami! “”


I have often thought of what that meant and have indeed watched that “Ripple” turn into something so huge, we could have never imagined, but the only reason it has is because of each and every one of you. One person throwing a pebble in a pond doesn’t start a Tsunami, but when thousands of people all throw the same pebbles into the same pond, at the same time, well!! That’s a different matter! That’s we have done, we have all come together to throw our pebbles, our thoughts, our hopes, our dreams, the changes we want for the future of those with Dementia into that pond, and as the ripples have turned into a swell, then a tide and beyond we are starting to see the changes happen before our own very eyes.


What we could say is that yes, we now have over 250 PA ambassadors around the world and growing, but what we cannot count is the amount of people they have helped, and continue to help, how many lives they have changed, how their advice has helped so many, and all as volunteers and unpaid, just wanting to make that small difference which might seem minute to some but can have a HUGE impact on other`s for the better.


A perfect example is the “Facebook Dementia aware Page” we now have over 11,500 “MEMBERS” not “Likes”, but MEMBERS from all over the world who talk to each other, support each other 24 HOURS A DAY and are allowed to discuss things openly, honestly and sometimes dare I say, a little controversially, but because we are all grownups, we know when not to cross the line as we all know nastiness serves no purpose and to help a fellow human being in time of great sorrow and Anguish is one of the most rewarding things anybody can do.


And still we grow, and we want to grow, we want to help and we all want to MAKE THAT DIFFERENCE!!


So if you want to make “THAT DIFFERENCE” in your village, Town City, or Country please join us in the Purple Angel dementia awareness campaign. Take a look at our website
http://www.purpleangel-global.com/index.html


From the bottom of my heart, as someone who has this awful disease, thank you all so much for all you do and you continue to do, hope to hear from you soon,

Norrms Mc Namara
Diagnosed with dementia aged 50 yrs old, now 57

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Re: The " Ripple Effect "

Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 12:52 am
by Pete the Paint
Yes Norrms you've certainly made a 'SPLASH' allright and your not really all that big are you mate? :D
Well done my friend and your amazing angel Elaine. :D