Although Bob was a "build anything fix anything kind of guy", "Al" does not like to get his hands dirty. Sheri gave Bob a birdhouse to paint, but "Al" was upset when he got paint on his hands. Sheri took Bob into the bathroom and said he could wash his hands in the sink, and went to answer her cell phone. She took her phone with her and went back to help. When she returned to the bathroom she found Bob leaning over the toilet with his hands wet hovering over the water, "Al" turned to her and said "I just wash them off in here right?"
Alzheimer's is so much more than memory loss.
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.