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 25, 2016
Living with Bob and "Al"
Sheri had an a..ha moment yesterday , and a true Thanksgiving blessing. A peek at who Bob is under "Al". "Al" has been hoarding poker chips from "work" (code for Adult Day Center). Sheri though it was just another "pretty thing", so she bought him some and gave them to him yesterday. "Al" was very excited and immediately went into hoarding mode. Stuffing them in every possible place. Sheri was taping because he started singing, God had a different plan for a memory for her. This was early in the day before the "behaviors" set in.Watch this video and listen carefully... it became clear why "Al" is hoarding poker chips for Bob. There is also a u-tube link below if you cant see it, please watch to the end.
Dear sweet man.