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, August 19, 2009

We had another storm last night and this time I slept through it… I chatted with my friends in the DASNI chat room at http://www.alzinfo.org/alztalk/flashchat.php I did a load of laundry and fixed supper… The cardinal vine is blooming and the deer ate the blooms off one of the crepe myrtle. At least I think it was a deer that did it… We are under a tornado watch... Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma

1 Comments:

Blogger Janie said...

Mary, just ran across your site.. live in Blanchard. look forward to learning more about you.. Got to love this rain... although we havent gotten much here... maybe tonight.

August 19, 2009 at 4:03 PM  

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