Personal Stories & Advice About Dementia

Shifting Perspectives and Igniting Change

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Alzheimer's Speaks feels it is important to have a place for people to share their personal stories about dementia and caregiving with our audience.  Since not everyone has a website or blog to showcase their writing, we decided to make this supplemental page where people can send their articles to us in an email and we will make a PDF and list below. 

Please note you should only submit your own writing as we want to respect others right to privacy; as well as ownership of the piece. We do not want to infringe on copyright regulations. By submitting a piece to us, you are agreeing that you are the author and that you are of legal age, or the legal guardian of the author giving us permission to publish the piece on the Alzheimer's Speaks International Resource Directory.

If you would like to submit your personal story about dementia to us please Email Us Here.

Make sure to include:

  1. The title of the piece
  2. Your by line - your name as the author of the piece
  3. The personal story about dementia and caregiving

Please note there are other personal stories about dementia, which are listed on the Resource Directory.

To find other personal stories about dementia and caregiving please go to the Resource Directory, pick "Great Reads" for your category. Than chose "Personal Writings" for the Sub Category.  Make sure to "Select All" for region and states, to see all available writings.

To Open or Download the PDF's you will need Adboe Reader which is free. Most people have but if you don't Go Here.


To Open a document, Left Click on the title next to the PDF graphic. 

To Save a document, Right Click on the title next to the PDF graphic.

Norrms Corner

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 Norrms McNamara is an extraordinary individual living with dementia. His insights and tenacity for improving our    dementia care culture is one that should not be taken for granted.  Norrm's lives in the UK, but has touched thousands worldwide with his open heart and collaborative spirit.  His writing is beautiful.  He has authored two books and openly writes about his personal journey with dementiaHere is a link to Norrms writings.

To purchase one of Norrm's books, click on the book of your choice

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