ALZ Blog

WOULD YOU MARRY ME AGAIN?

The days were getting longer now, just trying to get Alan out of bed, fed and showered was an all day process.  During the day, I would sit him in our Florida Room with the windows open, and he had a fidget bib which he constantly picked at.  By holding both of his hands and ... Read More
 

APHASIA CREEPING IN

Alan’s demeanor was changing very rapidly now, he was less combative; his head was bent over and he was shuffling his feet; not physically able to follow me about the house and the repetitive questions had ceased.  Actually, when I think back, he was hardly talking at all then.  I would later learn that was ... Read More
 

ROUTINE, ROUTINE, ROUTINE

Once we were back home life became very much about routine, as long as I didn’t do anything to deviate from his normal routine, Alan was becoming more mellow, less aggressive and I realized he was now in the next stage of this terrible disease.  My soul sisters Jackie and Rashanee were extremely supportive – ... Read More
 

NOISE IS A PROBLEM

We spent the remainder of our vacation at Mudeford in the Hotel, getting into a little routine of going for breakfast, seeing friends for a short while, going for a walk, then invariably Alan was so exhausted by entertaining, he usually dozed off.    I’d arranged with various friends just to come and visit us ... Read More
 

Alan and Oscar

After driving his sister back home, I then drove back down to the Hotel in Windsor, where we stayed the night.  Alan loved it there, looking out over the rolling lawns down to the River Thames, and even asked if we could live there.  The following morning, I took him up to Windsor Castle, where ... Read More
 

TRYING TO JUMP OUT THE PLANE

Finally, we were packed and ready to go – I’d given Alan the medication from his Neurologist to calm him down on the flight, and he seemed very happy.  I’d arranged with his Sister that once we landed in UK we would pick her up, and then I would drive down to Mudeford, where we ... Read More