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.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Living with Bob and "Al"

The sun came up, Sheri woke up, it is a brand new day. Bob and "Al" are safe. Sheri needs to Pause, Praise  and Pray.
God is good.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Living with Bob and "Al"

Sheri is still struggling to find herself, she knows it will take time. She took Sir Cooper to the park last evening. Every few minutes she would get stopped by a couple walking together, some young some old. They wanted to know if they could pet Cooper. They would smile and laugh with each other as the wife would beg hubby to get a "Cooper" in their life.
 Sheri's heart hurts.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Living with Bob and "Al"

Sheri's meetings at the care facility went well. Although they did mention they are having difficulty keeping him occupied now, and that all the things Sheri brought to keep him occupied (duplo blocks, and assorted other things like that) were no long working like they did in the beginning. Sheri wanted to say "welcome to my world" lol but held back. Sheri will think on what next but her brain was happy to not be thinking about that for a while. :(

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Living with Bob and "Al"

Sheri went to a meeting at Bob's new place of employment (code for long term care facility)  for a care plan meeting yesterday. After the meeting she went to See "the boys". When she walked in Bob said "How did you get her so fast?" Sheri was caught a little off guard, expecting that meant he thought he was leaving, so Sheri hesitated a moment to think of what to say, but "Al" released the pressure of the moment as he reached into his bottomless pocket, and pulled out 20 or so colored pencils, leaned in close to Sheri and whispered " I wanted to show you all theses, we can make a mint off of them, but don't tell anyone."
Heavy sigh :)

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Living with Bob and "Al"

Sheri is very humbled to see that her blog was chosen by Healthline.com as a top Alzheimer blog of 2017. It is the seventh one on the list on the link provided below. We all have our journeys and this is hers. If sharing the impact of this dreadful disease on daily life, can help others navigate this sea of tears then Sheri does not feel alone. Thank you to everyone that has stood beside her, both in person and via the web.
healthline.com best alzheimer blogs-of-the-year

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Living with Bob and "Al"

Daughter Number One encouraged Bob and "Al" to sing. He may not know where he is, in fact he does not question it, he may not know who we are, in fact he does not question it. Alzheimer's has stolen many things but not Bob's deep soothing voice. God is good.
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Monday, April 17, 2017

Living with Bob and "Al"

It was wonderful for Sheri to have Daughter Number One and Daughter Number Two together with Bob and "Al" on Easter. They brought him new crayons in an Easter Basket and "the boys" were thrilled. They sang together and enjoyed the sun shine. God is good.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Living with Bob and "Al"

Sheri has had many inquiries about Sir Cooper. He doing better! Although the vet says he is still not out of the woods yet, his energy level is up and is eating a little better. Apparently this is a very slow process for a puppy, but progress is good! Thank you for all the prayers and well wishes!
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