Norrms

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THE LEWY BODY SOLDIER Written from the heart by someone LIVING WITH DEMENTIA, Plz PRE Order & RT
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lewy-Body-Sold ... +Mc+Namara

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LOOKING FOR A FACE SO KIND

Sitting on a seat in Town,
Is a man or woman with a frown,
A quizzical look in their eye,
And looking like about to cry,
Frustration hides behind their face
Looking around an unfamiliar place,
Eyes that look, but do not see,
Or recognise a place to be,
Confusion reigns within their mind
Looking for a face so kind,
Who will sit with them and explain,
That all`s OK, its just their brain?
Playing tricks, is dementia`s way
Of disrupting a normal day
WILL IT BE YOU ?? Who sits down
Next to that person with a frown ??


Cc Norrms Mc Namara Diagnosed with dementia 8 years ago aged just 50

19/08/2016, 10.30am

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Hi norrms,that was the most heartfelt verse i have read about the true fact of Dementia plus pleased to meet you and actually be in touch with another Dementia sufferer apart from the age you where diagnosed at 50 which was very young :( my hubby is 57 and he has just been diagnosed with Lewy Body Dementia :( Take care x
Susan_160712345 wrote:Hi norrms,that was the most heartfelt verse i have read about the true fact of Dementia plus pleased to meet you and actually be in touch with another Dementia sufferer apart from the age you where diagnosed at 50 which was very young :( my hubby is 57 and he has just been diagnosed with Lewy Body Dementia :( Take care x
Susan if you are interested Norrms has a blog running here on the forum going back to 2010 when he was first diagnosed

https://www.carersuk.org/forum/specific ... -blog-8635
Thanks susieq I actually came across it and in the process of reading up on it now and what i have read so far is absolutely intriguing i am in awe once again thanks xx
Mum had a hospital appointment in the week and started getting very upset whilst we waited to see the doctor. She is blind and has dementia and started calling out for help as people walked by. She heard patients names being called so she started yelling for help by name...Many gave her a look and hurried by but a nurse came out of a side room and came and sat with us and started talking to her, just by asking her name first and holding her hand. It made all the difference as mum calmed back down again. It is very hard to judge it right trying to help people with this condition...at daycare centre today I tried befriending a gentleman with dementia but he took my head off verbally....so will try again next week.
Just seen this on Amazon by none other than Dr Jo Brooke

""" https://twitter.com/DrJoBrooke?cn=cmVwb ... fsrc=email ""

About my new book ,

""The Lewy Body Soldier""

So much appreciated Jo and i also hope every healthcare professional reads it too so it may help others,

review as follows

5.0 out of 5 stars
This is an essential read for all, including healthcare ...

ByJoanne Brookeon 27 August 2016
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase

This is an essential read for all, including healthcare professionals. Norrm has captured the impact of Lewy bodies dementia from his personal experience, including the hallucinations and night terrors, which are not experienced with all types of dementia. I couldn't agree more with the importance of defining which type of dementia a person has. The book includes honest and practical information, especially around finding a carer, which is enlightening - even for those in healthcare! I hope to ensure this book is added for student healthcare professionals and researchers in the institutions I currently work for. Thank you Norrm.

Link to book

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lewy-Body-Sold ... +Mc+Namara.
Congratulations on your new book and rave review, Norrms.

Melly1
Well done Norms. You really deserve the recognition xx
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