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.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Living with Bob and "Al"

In Sheri's never ending quest to keep Bob engaged in activities this winter, Sheri's tiny house became over run the bird houses she had Bob paint. The weather has warmed up finally so Sheri took the birdhouse (all 26 of them) outside and let "Al" start hanging them in the trees. "Al" the sweet man that he is, has great concern that they did not put any straw in the birdhouses to keep the birds warm, and that the houses should be close together so they can talk to each other he mentions this every time he sees a birdhouse. Sheri has assured "Al" that the birds prefer to make their own beds, and that maybe they should spread the houses out a bit, "Al" however is not convinced. :)


  1. Tell Bob to gather a pile of straw, hay, string, feathers... out on the porch/deck and let the birds DIY? I saw a pile of chicken feathers on the ground this morning, then looked up to see a new sparrow nest above.

  2. This is just sweet. Years from now your daughters will read this post and smile a tear.

    1. You are right marche, thank you for that thought.