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.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Living with Bob and "Al"

Sheri dos not understand this disease. Why can Bob's brain tell "Al"  to say the exact same thing everyday at the same time on the way to "work"? (Code for Adult Day Center) It is not once or twice, it is everyday at the exact same point on the drive to work. There will be no conversation other than this. Sheri just does not get it. Anyone have any ideas? Inquiring minds want to know.  :)

2 comments:

  1. My best guess is that living with AD is kind of like being in the movie, Groundhog Day. Each day begins the exact same way and the same things happen over and over, because in the mind of the person with AD, the comment that they make on the way to "work" is a brand-new thing that they've never said before. It is probably triggered by something they notice along the way - with my mom it is a bridge that was rebuilt after a flood. Every time she sees that bridge, she comments that "it's the one built after the flood, right?" Yep. That's right, Mom. I try to see it as her attempt to make conversation, and for that I am grateful. The day will come when she won't be able to do that, so I might as well be patient and be thankful for the small wonders of today.

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  2. It. Seems like our friends get stuck in a loop. My goal is to get them off track on to another. Its still a loop but different love' Gini

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