Sheri thinks she needs a break today
She just can't keep the tears away
Seeing the confusion on Bob's face
When "Al's" thoughts disappear without a trace
Seeing "them" look for things misplaced
Hearing "their" words when they are out of place
Seeing his daughters hide their fears
Seeing his daughters hide their tears
Watching her life as if it is not her own
Trapped in a nightmare , but awake... and alone
He heals the brokenhearted And binds up their wounds."
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.