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.