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.

Saturday, January 09, 2010

Dave had his knee surgery on Thursday. David took us and brought us back home. I was thankful to have my Kindle to read while I waited on Dave to come back from surgery. It helped keep me occupied… Dave is doing really well. The nurses continue to come in and check on him… We have been watching movies that we are getting from Netflix. We have watched 4 Christmas’s, Marley and Me, and UP so far… We are trying to stay warm. They are saying one more night of this single digit temperature and then it should warm up some. I sure hope so… I am keeping busy; no nurses are to come this weekend… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


Blogger Gayle @ Mountain Moma said...

Hope Dave continues to get better! Stay warm.

January 10, 2010 at 6:00 PM  

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