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, March 23, 2010

I am feeling very tired today. I pushed myself to clean the bathrooms and do a load of laundry… The Nurses aide came to visit and so did the Nurse. The aide changed the sheets on our bed and did some light housekeeping. The Nurse gave me a Vitamin B12 shot. I sure needed it… David and Lori got them a new puppy. It is a miniature greyhound and I have posted a picture of ENZO below… Dave worked in the Rose Garden today and got it all cleaned up… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


Blogger Gayle @ Mountain Mom said...

Oh, wish Dave would come work in my garden! Hope you are doing well Mary.

March 23, 2010 at 9:38 PM  

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