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, June 3, 2016

Living with Bob and "Al"

Sometimes Sheri is so confused by this disease. When Sheri picked Bob up from "work" (code for Adult Day Center) yestersday, "Al" could not make any sense of Bob's thoughts. The words "Al" spoke were real, but not words that went together. Bob ofcourse did not realize he was not making any sense and was frustrated that Sheri was not responding. However when they got home, things seemed to improve slightly, what a very strange disease. :(

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  1. Good Morning, Sheri,
    A friend of mine and I occasionally send each other links to songs so I will see if I can manage to send you a link to one of my favorite, encouraging songs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpScEpriWZs
    Are you familiar with Keith and Kristyn Getty, an Irish couple that writes and sings modern day hymns? By the way, you are one of the first people I lift up to the Lord in the morning. Will pray for your weekend~~~Kathryn Z.

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  2. Kathryn you are so very sweet! Thank you for the link I will listen to it tonight. And thank you for the prayers it means so much to me.

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  3. I am reading your blog as I sit at my parent's house tonight. My father is in the hospital and I am spending the night with my mother. It was a fairly pleasant evening because she thought I was a friend who was visiting rather than her daughter who was taking care of her. She will probably be up several times before morning and could still be pleasant, or hostile, or crying. Never quite sure. It is, most certainly, a horrible disease.

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    1. I am so sorry. One day at a time.
      Hugs ,
      Sheri

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    2. Thank you so much. If it is any comfort to you, please know that your blog is very insightful and the experiences that you relate will help others know what they might expect as well as promote the need for a cure.

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