Sheri sensed something different yesterday at the nursing home
Bob and "Al" are getting angry now, not an emotion he shows often
This was not the typical clenched jaw anger either.
As Bob began to try to recount his day, his voice level rose.
Apparently one of the therapist was doing some math work on paper
with him where he needed to minus 3 from each number repeatedly.
As Bob's voice rose in anger, he said "This is the most ridiculous think I have ever spent time doing"
Absolutely NO practical application for any of it!" "I have had just about enough!"
Sheri thinks what is happening, is that as his pain medicine has been reduced to almost nothing now
he is much more aware of the work they have been doing with "Al".
Sheri asked Bob "So did you do the work, the minus 3 thing?"
"Al" replied "Well ...I did some... but it is ridiculous"
Sheri thinks Bob may have actually realized the struggles "Al" is having... and Bob doesn't like it.
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.