This blog is about life with my husband who was diagnosed with Early Onset Alzheimer's and Frontal Lobe Dementia in 2008. He was 64 at the time although now, knowing more about the disease, Alzheimer's was present many, many years ago, which is why early detection is so important. As you read the blog the character"Al" that I created in 2008 represents the way that Alzheimer's is invading our daily lives.

Friday, December 9, 2016

Living with Bob and "Al"

Although the wedding went off with out a hitch and Sheri is trying to live one moment at a time, Sheri would not be being honest if she did not say how sad she was that Bob could not share her happiness. When they got home from the wedding she attempted to have a real moment with Bob. She hugged him and looked up at him and said "Our Ashley got married", to which "Al" replied with frustration in his voice "well no one told me" and walked away from her.
Sheri knows it is not Bob's fault and she is so grateful he was able to attend, but she hates this disease.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Living with Bob and "Al"

Sheri had many moments of anxiety during the afternoon of the wedding. "Al" had decided he no longer wanted to be "at this establishment" because "no one knew what they were doing" Sheri has come to realize that is code for " I am overwhelmed by all the commotion and need to be in a quite place." Bob would have been proud of Sheri because she had a plan for that :)

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Living with Bob and "Al"

Sheri was so very happy to have her Father and her Brother with her for the wedding, the fact THAT THE MORNING OF THE WEDDING, she discovered her dear sweet cat (not today) had shredded the front of her dress beyond repair, did not rob her joy. Sheri without hesitation (well maybe a minutes worth) hastily cut off the attached over part of the dress and wore it over what they always say a girl should have ... a little black dress. :)

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Living with Bob and "Al"

Sheri really has no words for this video, only to say that this song was a song chosen many years ago by Daughter number 1 to dance with her Father to at her wedding, long before "Al" had moved in. It was one of Bob's favorite. The video speaks for itself.  God is Good.  Turn your speakers on. Please watch till the end it is about 3 minutes long.


Monday, December 5, 2016

Living with Bob and "Al"

Sheri tried to be as prepared as possible for the wedding and brought as many distractions as she could with her, but "Al" liked the pine cone decorations on the table the best. So much so that Bob's pants pockets were stuffed with them. :)

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Living with Bob and "Al"

Sheri is so very blessed to have such an incredible church family. The wedding was a huge success with all the helping hands with Bob and "Al". A tremendous group of people that did the set up and break down and worked tirelessly to make the day magical. Sheri really can not thank them enough.
Sheri was not the photographer this time so she does not have much to share yet, but here are a few to share. God is good all the time.






Friday, December 2, 2016

Living with Bob and "Al"

Sheri is overwhelmed with joy that her Father and Brother are here to help celebrate Daughter Number Ones wedding. She is very sad that her Sister could not make it, but like her Son and her Mother she will be with them in spirit. Tomorrow is the big day! Sheri is going to live in the moment and try not to worry TOO  much about Bob and "Al", Sheri will make enough memories for the both of them. :)


Thursday, December 1, 2016

Living with Bob and "Al"

There is only one link missing in Sheri's family this week. Her son can not attend the wedding. Sheri knows he will be here in spirit, as will her Mother who passed away a year ago. Such mixed emotions this week. Then she looks at "Al" building with Bob's blocks and remembers to live in the moment. :)


Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Living with Bob and "Al"

Sheri is living one day at a time, Bob and "Al" are living one moment at a time. She is grateful, prayerful, and joyful.  God is good.