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.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Living with Bob and "Al"

Sheri had a light bulb go off in her head early this morning. She realized that she has a certain amount of guilt about wanting to enjoy even the tiniest part of life, without Bob by her side. Almost like she feels she has no right to do so, knowing that "Al" is not allowing Bob to do the same. She does not need to hear that Bob would want her to enjoy her life, she knows that, but feelings are just that... feelings.
Sheri promised she would be honest on this new part of her journey so there you have it.


  1. Sheri, believe me I understand this, and it doesn't go away. But it helps to remember that not only would Bob prefer that you not feel guilty about moments of pleasure, but so would God. He offers them to you....

  2. Plus it would help to get some THERAPY as well. I am considering it with my Dad. Not in our control, life is short as they say. Bob will continue to drift in his own world..............

  3. Bob is being cared for, and you can afford it!!!

  4. Thank you for sharing your feelings as they are. Thank you for being vulnerable. Your honesty in sharing your journey is what keeps me coming back to your blog.
    Prayers and hugs to you.