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.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Living with Bob and "Al"

Things Sheri wonders why he doesn't wonder

1. Why there are directions up, in the bathroom
2. Who pays the bills
3. Why it is not unusual that he doesn't know who pays the bills
4. Why he doesn't think it unusual that he can't find the bathroom
5. Why there is a choir at work
6.  Why he has never been alone anywhere in the past 2.5 years
7. Why he has not noticed he has not been alone in the past 2.5 years
8. Why at work he wears a name tag that says Adult Day Center on it
9. Why he can't remember where the girls are
10. Why he can't work the lawn mower, drill, TV so on and so forth

Bob has absolutely no awareness or understanding that he has a disease. He has never asked, and they have never really spoken about it. He hears the word Alzheimer's on the TV and does not blink an eye. He was there the day the doctor told Sheri. Well, at least in body.

2 comments:

  1. Whenever they are at peace in the midst of a disease that is ravaging their brain – that is a good thing. It sure does leave us scratching our heads though :) Praying for peace in your lives.

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