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, August 13, 2013

Living with Bob and "Al"

Sheri was reminded yesterday, that lab technicians have no idea how to handle an Alzheimer's patient for simple everyday tests. Giving instruction way to fast and not asking if he understood the directions. But would it have mattered? The moment the tech walked out of the bathroom "Al" had already lost what he was suppose to be doing. Sheri wonders how many test results for other dementia patients have been inaccurate because of this. But then again, whose responsibility is it?
Sheri hates this disease.

2 comments:

  1. Amen- we are having to drive to the city to see a specialist because the eye doctor thinks there is a problem. They just don't seem to grasp that their results are totally based on the patient's ability to comprehend and co-operate appropriately.

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