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.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Living with Bob and "Al"

Emergency room visit Part 3:

Sheri was upset to see "the boys" in such distress but she took a deep breath and passed through the curtain. Drawing on her years of experience, knowing  "Al" would mimic her mood, she entered the room with a big smile on her face.  "Well hello there!" she chirped. Bob shook himself out of "Al's" blank but grimacing stare and looked up at her. "Al" paused for a very long moment and then a cautious smile crossed Bob's thin lips and "Al" said "well, howdy!" Sheri could tell  "the boys" knew she was at least a familiar face, and at that moment, that was enough.

1 comment:

  1. When my husband no longer knew my name or the names of his children or even the fact that he was no longer in his home, the one thing that was very clear was that he recognized a familiar face even though he may no longer know the relationship and he recognized the feelings of love and caring we had for him...Bob/Al are lucky to have you in their corner...Tanis