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.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

This afternoon I went to a baby shower. It was for neighbor Mike and Maggie’s grandson who is due to be born in October… Tonight Kenny flew his plane to the Kingfisher airport to put it back in the hangar. Dave, Kathy, and I followed him in the truck. When we got there Kathy flew with Kenny in the plane and she loved it… Then we all went to Braum’s for an ice cream… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma

1 Comments:

Blogger Gayle @ Mountain Moma said...

Sounds like a better day Mary!

August 23, 2009 at 7:34 PM  

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