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.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Living with Bob and "Al"

Sheri has been trying to gather Bob items as she finds them and put them out of sight, she thought she had found everything. She came across Bob's box of shoe polish from many, many days gone bye... she wept. She will have start over keeping track of days looking forward, instead of looking backward. :(

1 comment:

  1. I have been keeping up with your blog for several years. My mother has Alzheimer's and your blog was exactly what I was looking for. It gives me insight into what my mom might be experiencing - she lost her ability to communicate very early on - and my dad who cares for her. Mom has accelerated much faster than Bob and is in late stage. So first, thank you so much, I look forward to your short posts daily.
    I wish Sir Cooper well. I have two dogs and truly don't know what I would do without them. I was so happy to hear you had gotten him and broke my heart when he was ill. Hopefully you two are finding comfort from one another.
    Lastly, I have felt connected with your words of loss this year. My husband passed from cancer in January. My niece recently bought me a book I'm really enjoying that I thought you might as well - Option B by Sheryl Sandberg. It's about dealing with loss and grief. She lost her husband suddenly a few years back but the book is about all grief no matter it's source. Basic premise is "Option A is not available. So let's just kick the sh*t out of Option B".
    I don't know if it will help but I felt a need to let you know and say thank you. You are an amazing person.