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, May 25, 2010

Happy Birthday Honey!!! Today is Dave’s 69th birthday… I had a doctor’s appointment to see Dr. Fixley. They gave me a breathing test while I was there and the doctor said it was normal. I can cut my Advair back to once a day now… Brenda, the aide came and did some light housekeeping… I fixed lunch, picked up around the house, pulled some weeds, and fixed supper… Looking forward to TV tonight… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


Blogger Gayle said...

Happy Birthday Dave!!

May 25, 2010 at 4:32 PM  

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