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 27, 2017

Living with Bob and "Al"

Sheri said she would continue to share this journey and she will. She just can not get her arms around this. She is trying to focus on Bob's safety, but she realized last night while Bob was snoring next to her in bed, that one of the first things that drew her to Bob many years ago, was that he made HER feel safe, and although "Al" has not been able to do that in so very many years, his physical absence will bring back a vulnerability for herself, that she has never grieved or addressed.
Sheri needs to pause, praise and pray even if that means doing so in anger and despair.

1 comment:

  1. Sheri, I am through this journey and I can tell you that placement is one of the hardest things I ever had to do. You are so good at reading your emotions and articulating them, as in this post. The only way to get through this is to take one step at a time, breathe, one more step, breathe and know that this is best for all of you. You will now have helping hands and eyes 24/7 to help care for "the boys." It is a new reality, but soon you will adjust as you get to know the staff and the residents. With this disease, there is only going forward and adjusting because we, the caregivers, are the only flexible half of the couple. Blessings to you.