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 02, 2010

Thank you Sandy in Ohio for visiting Mary’s Place and signing my guest book at ,,, Today we lost another friend, Ken Stewart in Arkansas. Ken was in the Air Force with Dave…

The nurse came this morning to see Dave and me. My legs were hurting so the nurse called the doctor and the doctor ordered potassium for me and I am eating bananas. We think it is because of the Lasix… We took the dogs in to the Veterinarian to get their shots and all four dogs handled them well… When we arrived home, the nurse’s aide was here waiting for us… I have rested most of the day… Tonight I am watching “American Idol”… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


Blogger Gayle @ Mountain Moma said...

I am sorry for your lost friend Mary. Hope you get to feeling better soon.

March 2, 2010 at 8:31 PM  

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