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 6, 2017

Living with Bob and "Al"

In Sheri's never ending quest to keep "Al" active and engaged she made him a fidgit mat. She worked long and hard on it. She went to the thrift shop and and bought some second hand clothes, cut them apart. She cut off pockets from an old western shirt, and zippers from pants, snaps and all kinds of things, She even bought some plumbing sink stopper thingys thinking they would have a hardware type feel to them. Sheri was extremely proud of her creation. She sewed everything on good and tight, and really could not wait to give it to Bob and "Al". Unfortunately, it only took "Al" and the man with a plan, seconds to ripoff the sink stopper thingys, using all the strength Bob's rickety teeth could handle. The look of accomplishment was beaming on "Al's" face as he hobbled over to Sheri holding the stoppers hidden in Bobs tightly closed fist and with much delight on "Al"s face thrusted Bob's now open hand in Sheri's face and said  "TA DA!"
Heavy sigh...

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