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.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

This morning the physical therapist was here working with Dave. I stayed in bed while she was here… I picked up around the house, dusted, and fixed supper… This afternoon I had an appointment with the asthma doctor. He was pleased with how I am doing. He has cut the Advair back from 500 to 250 twice a day… I got groomed and that always makes me feel better… It was a sunny day and tonight I watched a pretty sunset… David called… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


Blogger karen said...

Sounds like a busy day. Grooming always makes one feel better.

February 25, 2010 at 6:26 AM  

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