Mary's Place

A web page about the life of a lady who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's.

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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.

Friday, September 30, 2005

Tonight's Sunset

3 Comments:

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September 30, 2005 at 6:47 PM  
Blogger Konrad Dwojak said...

Hi Mary!
I've just read info about you and I've visited your website. I'm very sorry about the disease. I realize how hard it may be for you and for relatives. HEY!!! But chin up!!!!
From your post I see that you like nature. I have my own blog http://conrad-life.blogspot.com where sometimes I also put some pictures (I'm also a photographer). I think you may like them.
If you want to talk/write about anything, just e-mail me!
Take care!

Conrad

October 1, 2005 at 9:55 AM  

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