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.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Living with Bob and "Al"

Sheri has always tried to share honestly about the effects of this disease. She is struggling with some of the recent changes in "Al". She knows that if she is going through this, there are are probably many others going through it as well. The video attached is very hard to watch and for those of you who know Sheri and Bob well it will be very, very hard to watch, but Sheri thinks it is important to show, to help others understand the types of things that are happening, and why caregivers, including herself, struggle to keep their head above water when caring for a loved one. Sheri has run out of words to describe some of the new behaviors."Al's" brain does not allow the signals of dizziness or back pain to stop Bob from doing things. There is no explanation for what he is doing in the video... no, "I am trying to accomplish x." It is just randomness distraction. Please watch it through to the end, it is 8 minutes long, but this is 8 minutes of a persons life with Alzheimer's disease, but they live this over and over again all day. Please donate to Alzheimer's research, thank you. Please Pause, Praise and Pray.

1 comment:

  1. Sheri thank you for posting this video...everyone who has been or is a caregiver for a person with alzheimer's or any other dementia "gets" this video as many others are living this and worse...Videos like this will give some insight into this world to all the folks who don't have personal experience with dementia and that is a great thing...we can't understand their world and they have trouble understanding ours and never the twain shall meet so to speak...all we can hope is that however people with dementia view their world, that they are content in always thank you for sharing...Tanis