Sheri knew one thing she would struggle with would be giving up control of Bob's everyday mental stimulation needs , and as expected she is struggling greatly. She realizes there is no way for the care center to provide the type of interaction Sheri was providing... but it seems like there is not much stimulation at all. Sheri's heart hurts about this, because she can see the decline each week.
She is not sure what she is holding on to, but it is fading in "the boys" quickly.
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.