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.
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Sheri has been trying to gather Bob items as she finds them and put them out of sight, she thought she had found everything. She came across Bob's box of shoe polish from many, many days gone bye... she wept. She will have start over keeping track of days looking forward, instead of looking backward. :(
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Sheri is thinking it is time to look forward instead of backwards. (We will see how long that lasts lol)
Monday, July 17, 2017
Sheri went to see "the boys" yesterday. One of the aids was telling her that Bob had recently been speaking about his wife named Sheri, explaining how they met and about their children. Sheri was pleasantly surprised by that and approached Bob with open arms for a much needed hug, but "Al" just moved out of the way. Bob lives in the moment... and the moment had passed.
Sunday, July 16, 2017
Saturday, July 15, 2017
Friday, July 14, 2017
Sheri is happy to say the faculty where Bob is living, resolved the sensitive issue to everyone's satisfaction. Persistence did the trick. :)
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Sheri has had many requests for an update on Sir Cooper. He appears to be holding his own. He is coughing again so she is a little worried about that, but his appetite is better and he is chasing the cats, so she thinks those are all good signs. Sheri has decided to try to enjoy him while she has him. Thank you so much for the prayers and continued support. :).
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Sheri was back with "the boys" for Bob's doctor visit. She decided to bring Sir Cooper with her. While they were waiting for the doctor to arrive Bob was holding Sir Cooper on his lap. "Al" began picking at Sir Coopers fur, when Sheri asked him what he was doing, "Al" replied I am trying to wipe these white spots off."
Oy vey. :)
Oy vey. :)
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Sheri went to see the "boys" this weekend. One thing has changed for sure. Before "Al" moved in Bob rarely smiled, and if he did it seemed forced and tight. Sheri thinks this is the most natural smile she has ever seen on Bob's face, even if it is because "Al" has stolen his natural inhibitions. God is good.