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, May 15, 2012

Living with Bob and "Al"

On Mothers Day daughter number one ( the one who wears her heart on her sleeve) volunteered to stay home with Bob and "Al" while Sheri went out for a while with daughter number two  (the one who shields her heart with her sleeve). It was very nice to get a way for a few hours and not worry about anything. She loves her children very much and she is very proud of all three of them. On the way home Sheri and daughter number one decided to stopped to get some flowers for around the fountain. Sheri had Bob and daughter number two help fill the flower pots with dirt. Sheri was a little worried they may not have enough dirt, and spoke her concern out loud. "Al" overheard her and responded in his confident way, "well don't worry, if we run out of dirt we can just fill  the pots the rest of the way with butterflies."  :)

1 comment:

  1. My Mom went through a 2 year period where she was obsessed with pulling weeds from her lawn. She would pull them, yelling "Die, weed, die!" quite loudly. It could be 110 in the shade at times, so we really had to watch her and MAKE her come in the house at times. I like "Al's" thinking....wouldn't a pot of butterflies be pretty?