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, November 11, 2016

Living with Bob and "Al"

In Sheri's never ending quest to keep Bob actively involved,  she has had to go kind of backwards in time to find things to keep "them" busy at home. The pipe cleaners had to go away when "Al" kept stripping the fuzzys off with Bob's already in rough shape teeth. Nuts and bolts had to go away as "Al" had taken to saying nasty words under his breath and blistering his fingers trying to tighten the nuts, and then trying open them with his teeth (eek). the puzzles went away when "Al" tried to chew them to make them fit. So Sheri took a chance that "Al" would not recognize the "first building block" set she just got at Walmart. Bob seemed content with these, although "Al" is still putting them in Bob's mouth, at least "Al" can"t swallow these. :)

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