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.

Sunday, August 02, 2009

We had an appointment to show the motor home at 10:00 this morning so I got out of bed earlier than usual… We unloaded some more stuff out of the motor home and I did laundry and got it all done so maybe tomorrow I can take it easy... Kenny and Kathy came down and took us for an ice cream and a drive around the country. Reminds me of when Daddy who take us for a car ride in the country about every Sunday afternoon… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma

1 Comments:

Blogger Diane said...

Mary, are you selling the motorhome??? You said you were showing it. What is wrong?

August 3, 2009 at 5:33 AM  

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