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.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Living with Bob and "Al"

In Sheri's never ending pursuit of something to do with Bob and "Al", Sheri took Bob back their favorite thrift store. She decided to look at some items to make a birdbath or feeder and thought she would let Bob help. As Sheri was was digging through the piles of very cheap pottery and so forth, "Al" would find pieces of stuff that he thought would work. Everything from material bows and ribbons to what she thinks was a part of a car engine. So as not to hurt his feelings, Sheri would have Bob put his selections in the cart, and then when Bob stepped away Sheri would hide it back on a shelf. "Al" never even noticed. Sometimes Sheri  has to learn to be creative...  (and she doesn't mean just artistically). But the end result was quite cute if she does say so herself.  :)


  1. Came here from the \\”Had a Dad\\” blog. thank you for blogging about AD. I am a highschooler who plays music at the Austin area nursing homes for people who have AD. I wish you and your family the very best.

  2. Thank you for responding to my blog...but more than that thank you for bringing music to nursing homes Bob and "Al" love music it is great for them!