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, July 30, 2013

Living with Bob and "Al"

Sheri wonders what "Bob" would say, if his voice was all his own.
Would he say "Sheri when you leave the room... I feel all alone".
Would he say " I am sorry, for the things I pile around"
I am sorry for the things I lose, like the gift you never found"
Would he say "thank you', for taking care of the family
Would he say "your eyes look tired', and wipe the tears he see's?
Would he know that open arms, are an invitation to hold her tight
Would he know she needs him in the darkest part of night.
Would he say he loves her like the day that they were wed
Would one look be enough to feel the love even with words unsaid
Sheri wonders what would Bob say if his voice was all his own
But Bob's voice is a whisper...and Sheri feels... alone.


  1. So sorry. It is such a lonely thing for the caregiver. Doesn't matter how many people "help" for the one that is there day in and day out, it is lonely.

    1. I too am so sorry to hear this Sheri....lonely-ness is well....lonely.
      I feel lonely alot too...and my husband doesn't have AD.

  2. He would say "thank you for being the best partner a man could possibly ask for. You have stood by me these many years when a lesser person would have faltered. We are in this together and when you have to make decisions about our future, you'll make them wisely. I trust you. I love you. I cherish you."

  3. Thank you for the kind words, all of them made me cry.