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.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Living with Bob and "Al"
Sheri stepped way outside her comfort zone last week, and took the whole family ( including Bob and "Al") to Texas for her parents 60th wedding anniversary celebration. Sheri had not tried traveling with "Al". She must say that having Daughters number One and Two, with her, was such a big help. Overall, things went rather well, and the things that didn't, were expected. The most important thing was sharing in her parents special day and that they did! Sheri's parents were dancers their whole lives. Square dancing and round dancing were their passions and her Mother's wish was to dance with her husband again for her anniversary. Her Mother did not let her paralysis (from a car accident several years ago) stop her from achieving her wish, her aid was down by the ground steadying her feet and helped her pull herself to a standing position and ... they danced. It was a beautiful display of love and commitment.