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.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Thursday, November 26, 2015

"Living with Bob and "Al"

Sheri has so very much to be thankful for. A roof over her head, food to eat, a job, a car, the ability to see, hear, speak, walk, run, jump (okay not at the moment) and feel all the emotions God graces her to experience. A family and church family, friends that love her, care for her and pray for her. God is good all the time. Happy Thanksgiving friends, stay safe.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Living with Bob and "Al"

"Al" with his shoes with pajamas, flannel shirt tied up high, watch on top of his sleeve, shirt buttoned to the throat... but Bob is in there somewhere, and luckily he was never fond of mirrors anyway. :)

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Living with Bob and "Al"

"Al" the fashionista that he his, had Bob's flannel shirt tied up in a knot around Bob's waist yesterday. A trend setter for sure :)

Monday, November 23, 2015

Living with Bob and "Al"

Sheri needs to remember to bring something to church to occupy Bob's hands, the slapping was echoing through the sanctuary at the Thanksgiving Service last evening. Although on second thought at least Bob is happy and praising the Lord in "Al's " way :)

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Living with Bob and "Al"

Bob is very frustrated that no one will tell him what is going on and what the plan is. Sheri looked at the clock and at 2:00 am Sheri does not know the plan either. Sheri needs that door alarm sooner than later before "Al" makes his own plan :)

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Living with Bob and "Al"

While at the hotel in Texas "Al" struggled with the different environment. Even the different bed was a cause of confusion for him, as "Al"chose to lay horizontally across the bed instead of vertically. This of course left Bob with a good chunk of his 6'4 frame hanging off of the bed. Which if it were Bob's legs it would not have been quite that bad, however it was his head , neck and chest that Bob was struggling to hold up on his own.:)

Friday, November 20, 2015

Living with Bob and "Al"

Sheri's note to self. "When using a scooter thingy to get around for broken foot, a pant leg stuck in wheel will result in an abrupt halt of scooter thingy. :)

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Living with Bob and "Al"

Sheri wants to thank everyone for their support, love and prayers during this time of loss. Her Mother was not a person that considered herself "spiritual" as she said to Sheri once, and Jewish funerals are not the celebration of life that Christian funerals are. Sheri chooses to believe that miracles still happen.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Living with Bob and "Al"

When Daughter Number 1 arrived at Sheri's parents house with Bob, Daughter Number 1 sat him down in a chair in their tiny living room. Sheri approached Bob and tried to greet him. "Al" backed his head away and by the look in his eyes Sheri could tell "Al" had no idea who Sheri was. The loneliness of this wretched disease is amplified when you can not seek comfort in the arms of your spouse.

2nd Corinthians 4:16
  Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.