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.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The nurse called this morning to let Dave know that he can double up on his Uloric, the gout medicine. Sure hope that will help him. She also said that I passed my physical but I do have another urinary tract infection. I started on an antibiotic 500mg 3 times a day (Cephalexin Generic for Keflex) for it today.... Dave and I went to get groomed and the the local pharmacy... I cleaned the bathroom, did laundry, fixed supper, and watched a movie ... Goodnight All... Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


Blogger Gayle @ Mountain Moma said...

Hope Dave is feeling better soon and you too Mary!

January 20, 2010 at 8:33 PM  

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