Life with Two Different Husbands
I have been a caregiver for my husband with Alzheimer’s and
Frontal Lobe Dementia for six years, although he clearly had issues many years
I feel as if I am living with two men.
“Bob” the build anything, fix anything man. He worked for
Montgomery Ward’s remodeling stores all over the United States. After that, he managed
a hardware store.
Then I have “Al” the meek and gentle-spirited man that has developed
a passion for singing, is confused about life and lives only in the present moment.
I try hard to keep my emotions and devastation in check.
How do I hold on to the memory of Bob when I see “Al” taking
over? How do I deal with the sense of abandonment I feel, the loneliness, the
isolation? I ask myself these questions every day.
I imagine that I am not alone in this state of “Alzheimer
You may just have an “Al” in your world too. I did not ask
for this journey and I am sure you did not either. I invite you to take this
journey with me. We are in this together you and I—and Bob and “Al,” of course.