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, March 30, 2010

It was 82 degrees with what seemed like 50 mph winds… Brenda, the Nurses Aide came to see me and put fresh sheets on our bed… I did two loads of laundry and put them away… We went to town to run some errands and pick up a few groceries… Kenny and Kathy stopped by for a few minutes… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma

1 Comments:

Blogger Gayle @ Mountain Mom said...

Oh my gosh, I can't believe how warm it is!! Didn't you have snow just a week or so ago? We have switched weather, heavy snow in the mountains, and bitter rainy cold. I'm sitting by the wood stove trying to stay warm.

March 30, 2010 at 7:28 PM  

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