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.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

I slept for a long time last night. I seem to need more and more sleep. But that helps me to have a good day… I chatted with friends in the DASNI chat room, dusted the floors, which is so easy to do. I love my new floors. Dave and I fixed a new recipe for supper that my friend Aralee, in Texas gave me. It was King Ranch Casserole and it was very yummy… My neighbor, Kelley gave me some good smelling body lotion from bath and body works, the White Tea and Ginger… David called and I got to talk to Madison and Macey. They always put a smile on my face… I am looking forward to trick or treat tonight… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


Blogger Eleanor said...

Please post the recipe Mary...I love trying new ones!!

November 2, 2010 at 10:18 AM  

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