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, May 20, 2017

Living with Bob and "Al"

Emergency Room visit part 6:
Sheri helped Bob do what he needed to do in the bathroom, and walked him back to the room with the curtain. She had Bob sit on the end of the bed while they waited for the nurse to return. Bob was eyeballing the room, now from a different angle then laying on his back. "Al" came across a plastic coated sign on the wall that Bob began to read out loud. "FIRST LEVEL HEART ATTACK" panic set in quickly for "the boys" as "Al" began to clutch Bob's chest. Sheri quickly and calmly explained to him that this was an instruction sheet and that was not happening to him now.
This is the person they left alone behind the curtain with all kinds of wires, devices and medical stuff. Please remember that Sheri believes this is about education, not blame.

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