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.

Monday, March 08, 2010

It was another rainy day here in Piedmont… The chat room is working now and I was happy to chat with my friends again… I picked up around the house, brushed the dogs, did laundry, fixed lunch, and supper… I had to call my doctor for another prescription for Advair because I lost the one he had given me… Tonight I watched the wedding on “The Bachelor"… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma

2 Comments:

Blogger Diane said...

I'm going to tidy the house today and do a bit of dishes/laundry. Hope to make it to chat. I'm trying to stop taking naps in hopes that I can sleep before 2 am, but by 12:30 I am usually literally falling over!

March 9, 2010 at 7:06 AM  
Blogger karen said...

I brushed my dogs too. Boy they needed it. And it was sunny out. Rain the next 3 days so no brushing the dogs for awhile. I need to do housework but no don't want to.

March 9, 2010 at 4:45 PM  

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