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.
Sunday, October 27, 2013
Living with Bob and "Al"
Sheri was in the bedroom making the bed yesterday, daughter number 2 (the one who shields her heart with her sleeve) was home from college getting ready to go to work. Bob follows Sheri into the bedroom. Sheri says " Why don't you sit in your chair in the living room and rest your back?" Bob takes the 10 steps from bedroom to the living room in this tiny house she rented, "Al" turns to daughter number 2 and says "wheres Mom?" When Bob was first diagnosed the doctor told Sheri "Al" had a 30 second retention span... Sheri thinks we are down to 10.