Just as the cancer patient did not pick their journey, and the heart attack survivor did not pick theirs, Bob did not pick this road to travel. Sheri did not know when she married Bob that she would be charting new territory in trying to give people a glimpse of life with "Al". The challenge with Alzheimer's is that unlike most other diseases the "Al's" of the world can not speak for themselves. It is what drives her to share the details of her life. We all have a journey, look around and know that you are not alone. Every face you see has a mask covering the pain and struggles of their life that lies beneath the surface. Be kind to someone today, and everyday.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.
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.