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, January 20, 2017
Living with Bob and "Al"
Sheri took "the boy's" to Walmart to get a few things. Now that "Al" is not stable enough to walk any real distance, Sheri has adjusted her shopping style so that she can use the wheelchair with the basket attached, this gives her limited room for grocery's but works as a great "get only what you really need right now" tool (see ... always a bright side lol). Anyway she has been doing this for quite some time but this time "Al" just could not figure out how to sit down. Sheri found herself trying to help Bob bend at the waist but "Al" just could not figure it out. Sheri looked around and realized they were blocking access to all the carts and was growing more and more frustrated. A nice man saw her struggle and tried to help... 15 minutes later they had "the boys" in the wheelchair, but Sheri was too exhausted to get much shopping done. Heavy sigh..... :(