Retirement .... Alzheimer's was not in the plan ....
(West Palm Beach, Fl)
We have been married 26 wonderful years. Both retired from banking, Frank an executive, I worked in several departments as a Supervisor. Frank was my bosses boss!
We had a motorhome & travelled all over the US. We also took several vacations outside the US, Romania, England, Canada, Costa Rica, & the Bahamas. That was all before we retired, I'm glad now it worked out that way.
Three years ago Frank was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. It has been a steady downhill spiral since. He was so powerful & strong at the bank, in charge of many employees & responsible for millions of dollars, now he can not sign his name. This is a very sad disease.
But, on the bright side .... We are together ... in our home .... He still knows who I am. I'm just as much in love with him now, as I was on our first date .... way back when he was my bosses boss! Some days are easier than others .... such is life. I didn't know "caregiver" was going to be in my job description .... Linda