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, July 31, 2017

Living with Bob and "Al"

Sheri went to see the boys this weekend. She really needed what she remembered to be a close , strong hug. What she received was a stiff distant tap on the back. Touch has not been given a high enough rating in the form of survival needs, in Sheri's opinion.


  1. Don't torment yourself. You have to realize that things are constantly changing in your husbands brain.Touch is HUGE. Unfortunately, it is a sad thing to expect something that may not be there anymore. It sucks.

  2. You are beyond survival mode at this point, my friend. Getting involved with this god awful disease, you have had to realize that it is no surprise to you the lack of a compassionate hug
    So devastating and awful, but continue to praise God because the plan for your life is right in front of y0ur face. Compassion and mercy. Life is so dang short.

  3. You need to think beyond survival mode. OMG, you have two daughters. Lucky you!

  4. I agree Sheri! Gods blessings on you. I am glad you have Sir Cooper. Mine are great to snuggle with! Hugs!