One of the losses a spouse of an Alzheimer's victim has to deal with is the loss of their companion to provide comfort and compassion. Sheri's Mother passed away rather unexpectedly a year ago today. Bob and "Al" have no idea. Sheri has to be careful to not show her emotions because "Al" does not react well if Sheri is not upbeat and cheerful, and yet that mask of pain Sheri keeps talking about is barely under the surface today.
Miss you Mom
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.