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.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

I didn’t sleep well last night and was woke up early this morning with the phone ringing… I think I know why I have been good for nothing the past few days. I went too long without a Vitamin B12 shot… I went to the DASNI chat room and chatted with friends… Dave’s nurse came to check him out, and then my nurse came. She gave me a shot… Later the nurse’s aide came… I did a couple loads of laundry… Dave had to take a Indocin for his gout… We watched a movie “Eye for an Eye”… Now we are watching American Idol and recording the Olympics for later… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma

1 Comments:

Blogger karen said...

Hope the shot helps. You need those vits. Never seen that movies. I have heard it is good. Moms gout does not bother her anymore or she does not say anything about it she takes meds everyday for it so I guess they are helping. Good luck to you and your hubby.

February 24, 2010 at 4:01 PM  

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