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.

Friday, April 16, 2010

This morning Dave went for his CT scan. Now we wait for his doctor to call with the results… Ali, the physical therapist came and gave me a good work out. Then Jessica, the RN came and gave me a Vitamin B12 shot. Because of me being so fatigued the doctor ordered me to have it every three weeks instead of four. I feel much better tonight than I did last night. Brenda, the nurse’s aide also came to see me. So I got plenty of attention today… I did laundry, fixed lunch, and helped with supper… It has been raining all day… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


Blogger karen said...

You did have a busy day. Busy is good sometimes. It makes the lazy days so much nicer.

April 16, 2010 at 8:01 PM  

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