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 21, 2013

Living with Bob and "Al"

Sheri hates to admit it, but she is struggling with "Al's" version of an out going personality. Sheri took Bob to what the city calls "Music in the Park" last evening. The band there was playing John Philip Sousa music and she new Bob would enjoy it. Boy did he enjoy it. But "Al" was for the most part "conducting" the band, and showed no signs of stopping, for the whole hour. hands waving high in the air, funny gestures, Bob would have be appalled at the attention he drew to himself. Sheri knows it was wrong but subconsciously she pretended she was his aide and not his wife. But she was glad he enjoyed himself. She guesses we all do what we need to do to survive the changes this disease brings on in our spouses. :)

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  1. I frequently wish there was some visible way to let others know that DH is affected - I can tell by confusion on their faces that they don't understand what he is saying to them and not a clue why. Maybe I should swap out his USAF ballcap for an AD one and hope he doesn't notice !!!

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  2. That is a great idea! I think we should try it!
    Sheri

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