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.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Living with Bob and "Al"

Emergency room visit part 8
They tested Bob's swallowing and things looked good. They said we were okay leave after we signed the forms. Sheri got "Al" dressed and they opened the curtain to leave. One the nurses at the desk smiled and gave direction for how to get out of the maze of doors. Bob was obviously feeling better as "Al" began his marching steps whistling away, when the nurses heard him whistling they looked at him and smiled. In return "Al" gave each of the familiar salute, and nod of his head he has become known for now at his new home. As they walked through the exit door she heard the nurses say how cute and sweet he was, that... he is, he is a fragile vulnerable adult.
Sheri needs to pause, praise and pray.

1 comment:

  1. You are so right and helpful in sharing this experience Sheri!! I can't imagine what would happen if my mother had to be at the hospital alone--even for a very short time. Everyone needs to be educated in so many situations. Thank you for teaching us what it is like to have a loved one with Alzheimer's and increasing much needed awareness!