Prolific on social media he spends his time talking about dementia, changing people’s opinions and furthering the course for people to live well with dementia. A fight that can only be won with public support.
The Purple Angel campaign is now recognised across the globe.
Norman or Norrms as he prefers to be called sent Care Industry News a comment on living with dementia and the people he works with; particularly at Christmas.
“I sit and often think that a lot of the time it’s the loved ones who miss out at Christmas, the carers and those who make sure we, with dementia, are ok, so how can we help at this special time? Well here`s one way I hope ….
“If you know someone who has dementia this Christmas and is living with a wife, husband, loved one, family member or carers please ask them what their spouse used to like or do etc. when they were younger. This disease is all about short term memory but most of us can remember way, way back with clarity. Once they have told you, it might be something like favourite sweets, songs, singers etc.
“Then, all you have to do without the spouse, person who hasn’t got dementia etc. knowing is to go, out and buy that as a present, wrap it and put under tree and wait until Christmas day.
“Can you imagine the person with dementia giving such a present to a loved one, especially when it’s something they both used to do, or listen to, or cherish together?? And how amazing that would be? Imagine the look on their faces when they receive this and ask WHO GOT THIS?? And you say MY DAD did, or my MUM did or whoever has dementia did?? How wonderful would that be?