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.

Monday, October 12, 2009

No sunshine today and it was another good day to stay in my pajamas… I fixed lunch, helped with supper, and did laundry… Tonight I brushed the dogs and brushed their teeth… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


Blogger Real Live Preacher said...

This is Gordon Atkinson. I am working with Alzcare Inc to manage their web design and begin a blog network. AlzCare is a provider of small, intimate Alzheimer's facilities in actual homes. They have been around for a number of years, and are expanding their internet presence with a new website.

We're currently looking to partner with perhaps 25 blogs by individuals who are writing about Alzheimer's Disease from the point of view of a caretaker or even a person with the disease. We're being selective about whom we choose because we plan to feature their writing at our main site. I'm writing to you because we'd like to include your blog. You bring a unique perspective to this subject due to your personal story as well as your work as an Alzheimer’s advocate.

We would like to put your blog into our feed system. Whenever you post something, the title and a short summary will pop up on our site along with a link back to your article. The content REMAINS ON YOUR SITE. We don't want to take your writing. We want to send readers to you. We know that some of our families might benefit from your experience and writing.

Would you send me an email if you are interested?

October 13, 2009 at 9:45 AM  

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