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.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Living with Bob and "Al"

Sheri posts daily because this disease effects every moment of every day. She tries to give you a glimpse of what every day life is like with someone with this disease.  She writes this in third person, so she she can step out of her skin and a step away form the reality that is her journey. She uses humor to keep her head above water, but there is NOTHING funny about the disease itself. She struggles often with how much is to much to share, but she also knows that if she does not speak what life is really like no one will ever know the enormity of the impact this disease has on daily life . So without being too graphic, she will just say that "Al" decided the bedroom floor was the right place to relieve himself in the middle of the night, last night. Sheri is so glad that Bob has no memory of this as this kind, gentle man would be devastated, as Sheri is. She is losing her race against time.
Sheri needs to Pause Praise and Pray.

3 comments:

  1. I'm so sorry, Sheri, this disease is so cruel to everyone involved. Thinking of you as you grapple with this.

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  2. It is so hard to see and experience each new "loss" of our loved ones abilities...I find it so difficult to accept that my hubby (now in long term care) is very content in his world, which is very different from how I view his world...it's heartbreaking, yet at the same time I can be thankful that in his mind, he has a wonderful world...

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  3. I am so sorry that you and Bob have to experience this. Your blog is a blessing to many who are on a similar journey. May God give you strength and peace as you walk this very difficult road. Much love to you.

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