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 20, 2013

Living with Bob and "Al"

Choir is the highlight of Bob's "work" (code for Adult Day Center) experience. "Al" has grown extremely concerned that they are doing away with the choir and just not telling him. Sheri know's that part of the problem is "Al" does not remember having choir practice each Thursday, although the Day Center assures Sheri they have had it with out missing a beat every week. "Al" has become suspicious that the choir director is leaving, yesterday he saw her waiting on tables at lunch. Sheri hears about his suspicion many times from the time she picks "Al" up till the time he goes to bed. Sheri feels sad for Bob and "Al" because they are clearly emotionally involved with the choir. This part of the disease is so very difficult, what gets stuck in their head, gets stuck in their head. She wonders though, if this new worry is part of the disease progression? A paranoia of sorts?
Sheri hates this disease.

1 comment:

  1. I have seen the paranoia from the beginning. My husband would hide things so no one would take them. And he s a broken record about what ever he isn't happy with.