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, February 20, 2013
Living with Bob and "Al"
Sheri is so grateful for Bob's "work" (code for adult day center). When she thinks back to all the things Bob was doing that were so unsafe, burning cookies, leaving the stove on, sawing water pipes in half, she just knows she made the right choice.That was almost 2 years ago now. Gee, how time flies when you are having fun. "Al" does not attempt to do those things anymore. He basically doesn't do much of anything. Sheri tries to keep him busy painting bird houses and folding clothes but the reality is there is not much of Bob "the hardware guy" around anymore, "Al" the "Alzheimer guy" has taken his place, and Sheri has no say in the matter. But "Al" has a place to go where he fits in and he truly believes he works there. He has a purpose. Thank you Lord for giving him a purpose and a safe place to "work". :)