Mary's Place

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

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.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

This morning I went with Dave for a follow-up appointment with Dr. Ric. The last time we were there Dr. Ric asked that I come with Dave for his appointment. Dave is feeling better on his new medication but now he has another problem. His good ear is giving him problems. He can’t hear what I am saying with my asthma voice. They made an appointment for him to see an ear specialist and he will see him first thing in the morning. While we were there we both got a flu shot… After seeing the doctor we made that long trip to Tinker Air Force Base. We went to the pharmacy, BX, and Commissary. Dave had to stop by the hobby shop to get supplies for his hobby, “airplanes.” Then we went to Wal Mart to pick up a battery for the 4-wheeler… I am watching the Vice President Debate but it is lasting too long to suit me. It could be because I am extra tired tonight… David and Faye called… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


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