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.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Since I have been ill, I notice my dementia has gotten worse. I am doing things that I normally wouldn’t do. Last night instead of taking my bedtime medicines I took the morning medicines. I did sleep well last night. I feel worse today than I did yesterday. I spent most of the day in bed. Dave fixed me chicken and noodle soup for lunch and I always heard that is what is good for us when we are sick. Dave is taking good care of me. I am so blessed to have him… Thanks to all the people who were concerned about us when they heard about the tornado on the news. It is good to know that you care… I called Martha who is having a hard time right now… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


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