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.

Monday, November 16, 2009

BRRRR it is cold in Oklahoma… I did laundry, folded it and put is away… I chatted with friends in the DASNI chat room, here is the link for the chat room http://www.alzinfo.org/alztalk/flashchat.php I made tortilla soup for supper… Dave still hurts and is using my cane to get around, the gout is in his knee and heel… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma

3 Comments:

Blogger karen said...

It is cold in Arkansas too. Stay warm. I will check out the chat room.Thanks

November 16, 2009 at 8:24 PM  
Blogger karen said...

I love brownies. I almost baked some the other day. Than yesterday I almost made sugar cookies. But I remembered the holidays are coming. Pumpkin pie for me and Lemon mar.pie for my son. So I did not bake anything. I hope I can hold out till thanksgiving.

November 17, 2009 at 7:44 PM  
Blogger karen said...

I left my last comment on the wrong post. Sorry . I have a sweet tooth too.

November 17, 2009 at 7:45 PM  

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