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.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Living with Bob and "Al"

Sheri is feeling very isolated these days. She works full time so that may seem strange to say. That world does not include her Alzheimer life. It seems like she starts and ends her day with that same "I don't want to be here feeling." She knows it is selfish to feel this way, but she so wants to be able to have a discussion, snuggle on the couch, share some feelings. The humor gets her through "it", but the  rest of "it" breaks her heart. Sheri hates this disease.

1 comment:

  1. I know how you feel. Losing my partner while he is still there standing in front of me has been the hardest thing in the world to adjust to. It requires so much rewiring of thinking and behavior on my part. And let’s face it; it’s hard to teach an old dog new tricks :) Nobody understands what this is like without experiencing it themselves. I think part of that is because when times are good, we take so much for granted.