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, May 17, 2012

Living with Bob and "Al"

Sometimes Sheri is surprised by Bob's lack of understanding. Yesterday Bob saw a good size pile of twigs and leaves in the yard, he went into the garage and got the snow shovel and started to dump it in the garbage can. Sheri caught him just in time and said "lets not put it in there lets put it out back in the woods" (brush is not allowed in with regular trash) Sheri looked away for a moment, and when she looked back "Al" was removing all of the regular plastic trash bags from the garbage can. Sheri said "that part is okay, it is garbage. Bob stood there his jaw clenched tight, thumb in his belt loop stretching out his back from the pain then in clear frustration, started placing the bags one by one back in the can.

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