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.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Living with Bob and Al

Sheri took Bob to the mall
with her on Saturday
to escape the frozen tundra
for a little while, everyone was going
stir crazy from being housebound over the long week end
Sheri and Bob needed to go to the lower level...
They approach the elevator
the doors open and Sheri goes in
expecting that Bob will follow
as Sheri enters and turns around Bob is
still outside the doors
knowing the doors will close quickly
seperating her from "them"
she says "come on in" as she grabs the sleeve
of Bob's coat, quickly she has to step
back out to avoid the seperation
 as the heavy metal doors begin to close
Bob is staring at the direction sign by the door of the elevator
"Bob" Sheri says " Why didn't you get in the elevator"
"Al" says "this can't be the right elevator"
"Al'  continues "you said we needed to go to the lower level,
 but this one says upper level"
(Sheri- heavy sigh)

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