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.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Living with Bob and "Al"

"Al" out did himself at church yesterday. He was saluting everyone, waving Bob's hands in the air, in  shall she say a very unfamiliar way. He was talking out loud at inappropriate times, not to mention the cane banging, hand slapping and really being well ... "Al". This behavior was incredibly out of character, Bob would never draw attention to himself, always sat quietly in the back round. Sheri could not help but think that Bob would have been devastated at "Al's" behavior. To be honest Sheri was embarrassed She knows this is not Bob's fault, and she knows it just is what it is... in many ways Sheri feels that her embarrassment is covering up that realization that there is no stopping "Al" and that Bob's shy gentle personality is gone and that Sheri's heart hurts.

2 comments:

  1. Praying for you, dear Sheri...I've been wanting to tell you that though I am no longer in the Al phase with my mother (who is with the Lord) and my dad with his Parkinson's dementia (also in heaven), SO MUCH of what you share helps me to look to the Lord in our situation with 2 teenagers, a difficult phase now. God is the same no matter our situation! All that He is to you with "the boys" He is to me with the "kids". Praise Him for His faithfulness. And thank you for keeping your blog going and for being so honest (and giving me smiles too:)

    Love in Him,
    Kathryn

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  2. oh thank you for your kind words, we all have our journeys don't we, we are all in this together though, hugs to you.

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