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, May 19, 2017

Living with Bob and "Al"

Emergency Room visit Part 5:
The nurse disappeared behind the curtain and Sheri went back to her happy face for "the boys". "Al" began fidgeting and from experience she knew he needed to use the bathroom. She confirmed that with Bob, and told him she would find a bathroom. Sheri peered out the curtain and let nurse know that he needed to use the bathroom. The nurse said "oh okay I will show him where it is." Sheri said "a... I think I will come with you." In seconds they were at a bathroom. The nurse in a very rushed but cheerful tone said " Okay, here you go pull the string if you need anything". Bob in his polite manner said "thank you"... as "Al" began to relief himself in the garbage can.  

1 comment:

  1. it's really eye opening how much lack of knowledge and/or misconceptions there are with this disease, even among the medical community...with the ever increasing number of people diagnosed with any of the dementias, you'd think it would be a no brainer to consult with the caregiver and not treat the patient as if they are fully cognizant...it's very frustrating indeed!!! Tanis

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