Mary's Place

A web page about the life of a lady who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's.

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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, December 21, 2010

First day of winter… After taking three days off without doing anything. My worked had piled up on me… I did two loads of laundry, cleaned the bathroom, and chatted with friends, and fixed lunch and supper. I had to ask Dave to help me finish up supper. I got tired and my back was hurting… Called the doctor to let him know I still was coughing and not getting better. He called in another prescription for steroids. Dave went and picked them up and I will start them in morning so I can sleep tonight… The physical therapist and the nurse’s aide came to see me… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma

2 Comments:

Blogger karen said...

I do hope you get well soon. I need to do house work but just don't want to. I might sweep and mop the kitchen tomorrow. Might. Merry Christmas.

December 21, 2010 at 7:11 PM  
Blogger valfrid said...

Nice post ...

winter tyres

December 13, 2011 at 1:58 AM  

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