Sheri was able to steal a tiny bit of self time yesterday. Daughter number one was able to watch Bob and "Al" for a couple of hours. Sheri grabbed her camera and bundled up and headed to her favorite park. She has not been able to get out for several months since she broke her foot. Although it was about 19 degrees out, just breathing in the cold air and embracing the solitude gave her that little bit of lift she needed to step back into this Alzheimer world she lives in. Sheri needs to remember to take these solitude breaks more often.
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.