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50+ Shades of Dementia with Norms Mc Namara on Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio

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Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio Host, Lori La Bey is excited to share her interview with Norrms Mc Namara, a long-time friend and man living with dementia.  Norrms  has done extraordinary work promoting dementia awareness and education around globally.  His collaborative efforts, creative mind set and willingness to share ideas and concepts with others has help bring the world together to fight the battle of dementia   Today he shares information about his new book, 50+ Shades of Dementia, which is a book of poems about living with dementia.

In Case I Forget by Norrms Mc Namara

In case I forget when glancing at you,
The one who makes me complete,
Dementia may have won with my mind,
But my heart it will never Defeat,

In case I forget the children we`ve raised,
Or the hundreds of stories I’ve told,
Shed not a tear “For blessed are we,
Who forget one day we are old,

In case I forget to tell you how much,
You’re cherished and treasured each day,
My best friend beside me to brighten the path,
And carry me all of the way,

I may greet you someday, with questioning eyes,
As a stranger with whom I’ve just met,
Still, I love you my darling, with all of my heart,
Please Remember…… In case I forget

Contact Norrms Mc Namara at:

Website:  www.purpleangel-global.com

Purchase 50+ Shades of Dementia:   https://www.amazon.co.uk/50-SHADES-DEMENTIA-Dementia-dementia/dp/1089449224

FaceBook:   Norm Mac

Have You Seen My Independence? by Norrms Mc Namara

Have you seen my Independence?
I can’t find it so?
I used to be right here with me,
But now I do not know?

One day there I was,
As confident as can be,
The next always surrounded,
And never only me

Oh, how I long,
To walk the meadows grass,
To sit down on a bench alone, 
And watch the seagulls pass

To get my morning paper,
To read along the way,
With nobody else, that’s right, just me!
Oh Lord, for just one day

I love my family dearly,
And they are always there,
But they must get fed up too,
Of sharing all this care,

I was so incredibly Independent
And you all will know,
Have YOU SEEN my independence?
Oh dear, where did it go ??

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One Man With Dementia Is Changing How The World Cares

Norms McNamara Talks About:

A New Dementia Game, WRAD,

the Purple Angel and More…

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Thursday, March 8th, 2018

2pm EST, 1pm CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST, 7pm London


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Lori La Bey, hosts of Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio chats with the renowned Norms McNamara who created the Purple Angel Initiative which is a global dementia awareness program.  Norms also introduces a new game called “Let’s Talk Dementia” which supports educational conversations in a fun mode. He explained “WRAD” which stands for World Rocks Against Dementia which is a magical music event that takes place annually in March.  This year it is March 23rd– 25th.

Norrms can be reach through the following:

           Email:       norrms@gmail.com                     

         Purple Angel global Website                  Let’s Talk Dementia Video of Game

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Many attendees commented that she was one of the best speakers they had heard.” 

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The World Is Rocking Against Dementia Today

The World Is Rocking

Against Dementia Today


World Rocks Against Dementia is here, March 19 2016. – 15 Countries, 29 Cities, Worldwide! The ‘ Teaser Track’ for the W.R.A.D Charity Single ‘ Within My Mind’ is now available on SoundCloud!  The lyrics of the song were written by the one and only Norrms McNamara.  For those of you who don’t know Norrms he is a man in his fifties living with Dementia with Lewy Body. Money raised from the sale will go to dementia related organizations and efforts  lust the The Military Wives Choirs Foundation. The full track will be performed at the W.R.A.D launch Event at The Riviera Centre, Torquay on March 19th and will be available to download from ITunes at 2pm on that afternoon.


We are asking for all supporters, organizers of WRAD and anyone who supports the Purple Angel Campaign, please download this single and ask your friends, family and coworkers to do the same.  Lets make history by making a song about Dementia NO 1 For the First ever time !!!

The song is performed by the incredible lead Tenor Tyrone Phillip and The Plymouth Military Wives Choir.

Lyrics: Norm Mac (founder of the Purple Angel Foundation)about living with dementia

Music: Rob Young

Producer: Richard Digby Smith

PERFORMED LIVE for the very first time at the WORLD ROCKS AGAINST DEMENTIA on MARCH 19th 2016, Rivera International Centre. Tickets available here: www.rivieracentre.co.uk/events/394 Torquay.

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