March 5, 2005
Thanks to Alice in Idaho for visiting Mary’s Place and signing my guest book. You can sign my guest book too,, just go to http://www.angelfire.com/ok4/mari5113/index.html
Last night right after chat Kenny came down with his telescope and we all went to the back patio and I got to see Saturn. It was so neat… I slept well again last night. Before I got out of bed this morning I made of list of things I wanted to get accomplished and I managed to mark off every one of them. Maybe I need to try that more often… I washed my sheets, mattress cover, hung out the blankets and pillows to air out. I am taking advantage of this beautiful weather… I saw some deer tracks in our back yard but haven’t seen any deer lately… I answered a couple email letters that I received from friends in Indiana and Idaho… Dave got a lot accomplished too and then he and Kenny flew their model airplanes. I took some pictures of them, I hope I remember how to post pictures here if I do I will post one of them with their airplanes… We went out to eat Chinese with Kenny and Kathy tonight… Goodnight all… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma
A web page about the life of a lady who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's.
- Name: Mary Lockhart
- Location: Piedmont, Oklahoma, United States
I live in Piedmont, OK, with my Husband of 50 years who has been very supportive. We have 2 sons,David and Kenny, 6 grandkids, and 6 great grandkids. I enjoy feeding and watching the birds and squirrels. Before I was diagnosed with Alzheimer's, I ran a Licensed Day Care Home for Infants for 15 years. I noticed I wasn't able to remember important things and having problems with my speech. I was experiencing severe headaches. I would get lost. I didn't know how to use the computer. At the age of 55, I told my doctor. I was sent for an MRI. which showed a large amount of shrinkage. I went to a neurologist who sent me for two days of testing. I was diagnosed with dementia of the Alzheimer's type. My husband and I were both in shock. I had to give up my job. I went to see a social worker. I've taken Aricept for 11 years. I can now use the computer and even do this web page. I also host a chat room for dementia patients. This is a very lonely disease. I don't want anyone to feel as lonely as I did when I was diagnosed (I thought I was the only one over 50 that had Alzheimer's). In 2006 I started taking Namenda. Also I was told I have a mixed dementia, Alzheimer's/Vascular.
Saturday, March 05, 2005
March 5, 2005