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.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Living with Bob and "Al"

Bob and "Al" are obsessed with Lilacs. They had Lilacs at the their old house, the one they lost to foreclosure (when Sheri could no longer keep life together on her own)  in 2011. Funny thing about that is that Bob was not fond of the Lilacs at all. he did not care for the smell. "Al" however has a different opinion, he points them out every where they go. Most of the time he sits silently in the car, but he will see a wall of Lilacs in someones yard and immediately comments on them, asking where we can get some. Sheri has been a little bit evasive responding to his question, the tiny house they are living in is a rental and they do not have permission to put things in the ground. Then the problem resolved it's self yesterday, when she realized that the overgrown shrub she chopped down to nothingness last year when they moved in (so it did not bloom), blossomed this year... into a Lilac bush. :)

1 comment:

  1. Wow! What a blessing in disguise! 💜