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.

Friday, November 27, 2009

I hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving… Last night I was just too tired plus I was worried about Dave. He isn’t feeling well and is running a temperature again. He tried to call the doctor today but they were closed and wouldn’t you know it is Friday… We had a delicious meal yesterday at Kenny and Kathy’s. Their rent house is small but not too small for 29 people to enjoy a dinner together. Kenny took us out to see their future home. It is really starting to look like a house now… David and Lori called from Mexico and they are having a wonderful time… Our tree is up now I just have to decorate it… I cleaned the kitchen, chatted with friends in the chat room, fixed supper, and cleaned the kitchen again… It was in the 70’s today… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma

1 Comments:

Blogger karen said...

It is a nice day in Arkansas also . Gald you had a good Thanksgiving. I hope Dave is better today. Keep the Faith.

November 28, 2009 at 10:29 AM  

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