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.

Friday, December 03, 2010

Thank you Diane for leaving a comment here on my blog. I always appreciate it when someone leaves a comment…
Josh came this morning to spend the day with us… Dave had to make a trip to the doctor’s office and then to Tinker Air Force Base Pharmacy and Commissary… I stayed home because Brenda the aide was coming to visit me… I unloaded the dishwasher and reloaded it. That is about all I got done. I am still not feeling good and not sleeping well either. Josh says it sounds like I am coughing up a lung. It does sound bad… We had a high of 70 degrees today but that isn’t going last… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


Blogger karen said...

I hope you get better soon. I had a cough about a month ago. It lasted awhile. Than I had the flu Thanksgiving . All better now. I pray you don't catch the flu it is nasty. Take care . Thinking of you.

December 4, 2010 at 6:38 PM  

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