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, April 06, 2010

Dave went to meet David to pick up the mushrooms. Soon after Dave got home I left the chat room so I could wash and cut up the mushrooms and cook them. Dave and I made a meal out of them. They were sure delicious. I will fix the rest of them and put in the freezer. David and Lori thank you so much for finding them and sharing with us… I picked up around the house… The nurse, Tony and the nurse’s aide came to visit me… Tonight is one of my favorite nights to watch television. “Dancing With the Stars” and “American Idol”… I am praying for the families who are dealing with the coal mining accident. So Sad… I got Dave to feed the Roses. Too windy for me to get outside… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


Blogger karen said...

I love fried Mushrooms. I made chili and cornbread .Do you fry them? Fried mushrooms would of been really good. Have a wonderful night of tv.

April 6, 2010 at 6:52 PM  

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