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.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Happy Birthday Bill!!! Bill is our nephew in Ohio… It was a beautiful 73 degree day and I got outside and played with the dogs. Our four dogs and Kenny’s two dogs came down also. I saw blue birds and butterflies while I was outside and they were enjoying the day also… I cleaned the bathroom, washed our bedding, and fixed supper… Dave flew his model plane and spent the rest of the afternoon replacing a part on the commode in the motor home… I received phone calls from a classmate Lynn, in South Dakota and our son David… I hope you visit my friend’s site at http://mountainmoma.wordpress.com/ Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma

2 Comments:

Blogger Buckley said...

Thanks for the link up Mary, you are a jewell!

April 14, 2009 at 9:13 PM  
Blogger Buckley said...

p.s., I was able to post under Mike's account. Yea! Finally am able to comment!

April 14, 2009 at 9:15 PM  

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