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.
Saturday, February 4, 2017
Living with Bob and "Al"
Sheri has been trying to go see "the boys" in the morning because they seem happier then. When she got there yesterday "Al" was sitting at the dinning room table. The aids had give him his duplo blocks and his coloring project. The aids mentioned Bob had made friends with one particular man that is wheel chair bound and can not really speak, and his hands shake terribly. So the two of them were together at the table enjoying coffee .The aids realized the gentleman that can barely speak was also trying very hard to build with the blocks which was wonderful. As the aids were getting breakfast ready they explained to "Al" that we needed to clean up the blocks to make room for the food, so Sheri started to help put them away. The sweet gentleman tried to help as well and started to put his hand in Bob's coffee cup. Sheri started to stop him when she realized the sweet man may be a little more with it than "Al" as he retrieved a very wet duplo block from "Al's coffee cup. :)