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, October 05, 2010

Thanks Lori for the comments you leave here. I appreciate knowing someone is reading...
Dave left early this morning to go to pick up prescriptions from the doctor’s office then he went to Tinker Air Force Base to get prescriptions filled and get groceries. After he finished there he went to pick up his handicap card… I stayed home and clean the kitchen and did laundry. I thought maybe the men would show up to work on the floors but they didn’t. I am still living in a mess… I fixed a breakfast meal for our supper… The doctor ordered 500 ADVAIR for me instead of the 250 that I had been taking. I am hoping that will help me feel better… Brenda, the nurse’s aide came and she help me fold laundry and put it away… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


Blogger Eleanor said...

Hi Mary....
I'm reading your daily journal and miss it when you take a break.
Your Canadian friend,

October 5, 2010 at 4:38 PM  
Blogger lori said...

Oh Mom I know you are tired of living in a mess! I know it's not good for the nerves......that's for sure! Well hope it gets done soon. I want to come see it. Dad said it won't be done till Christmas......I hope he was kidding! Love ya, sure do miss seeing you in Paradise!

October 5, 2010 at 6:37 PM  

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