This blog is about life with my husband who was diagnosed with 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 "Al" represents the way that Alzheimer's is invading our daily lives.
"Al" sat and watched the news of all the snow that fell with more coming, not understanding it was in New York. Bob, the planner that he is turned to Sheri with a sincere question in his voice said
" maybe I should go outside and lay all the tarps on the ground?" :)
Bob apparently had a busy day at "work" (code for Adult Day Center) has he explained he spent the day "getting all the product out".Sheri is not quite sure what he would have done with the "product" but it sounds like it kept him busy :)
It feels like January in the frozen tundra right now, which made for a very long weekend. Sheri had Bob screwing nuts onto bolts for lack of much else to do. When she tried to switch activities thinking he might be bored "Al" said "No, can't...gotta get this finished."
Once a work alcoholic, always a work alcoholic :)
Sheri and Bob were watching a random piano player on TV. "Al" watching with joy on his face, declared "When I was there she invited me down to play the piano with her!" :)
(P.S. Bob does not play the piano, but simple pleasures are all that matters :)
"Al" told Sheri yesterday, "I am going to have to make some personnel changes at "work" (code for Adult Day Center) if things don't straighten out soon." Sheri thought to herself "I wonder who would be the first to go? The very sweet senior lady that wears the interesting hats, or the very sweet senior lady that likes to dance by herself? :)