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.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Living with Bob and "Al"

Sheri has been thinking about how grateful she is for Bob's"work" (code for a Adult Day Center) When she realizes Bob has been "working" there (wink, wink) since 2011, she is so grateful for the attention and care they give Bob and "Al". It allows Sheri to work and support her family, but it also has allowed her to keep Bob and "Al" home with her and out of a nursing home for as long as possible. The stability it provides for Bob even when other things in Sheri's life are in a tale spin, such as the recent death of her Mother, the trip to Texas with a broken foot, "Al's" routine stayed stable. She is blessed in deed to have these services.
 Thank you Open Circle for all you do for me and "the boys".  :)

6 comments:

  1. Jim Devore - Bob's high school friend.February 19, 2016 at 4:01 PM

    Sheri: You do have a lot to be thankful for but you are also a saint. There are very few women who would have been able to pull this off with your grace, dignity and devotion.

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  2. Thank goodness this resource is available for caregivers, and I hope to see many more Adult Day Care Centers around as the disease affects so many more people over the next thirty years.

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    1. Yes much more will be needed in the future.

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  3. It is a blessing to have a care center that is able to take some of the responsibility of the day to day matters for you and your family. I can not bare to understand the overwhelming amount emotion, thought, and action it takes to care for Bob.

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