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.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Before we left for Texas I went to visit Dr. Baugh, my asthma doctor and everything was fine. She gave me a pneumonia shot. That was my first one ever. No complications at all from it… I have mostly rested today. I think the trip is really catching up with me… I was hosting chat today when it broke. I notified Derek and he was able to fix it for us right away. The chat room is all of the support that many of us with Alzheimer’s and other dementia’s have. The link for the chat room is: http://www.alzinfo.com/community/chatrooms/ I had a phone call from Martha… This evening I watched a video” Meet The Parents” and I will have to say it made me nervous… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma

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