Mary's Place

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

Name:
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.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Thank you Karen for leaving me a comment. Merry Christmas to you!... This morning Dave and I went to the dentist to get out teeth cleaned. Neither of us had any cavities. That was a good thing… We made stops at Ace Hardware and Target then we went to the doctor’s office for Dave to get his potassium checked… I got home late for chat but did get to chat for a little bit… We had leftover casserole for supper… I called my Aunt Bev. She is the only Aunt I have left. All my Uncles are gone… Kenny stopped by after work… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma

1 Comments:

Blogger karen said...

YOu are welcome . Mom had so much trouble keeping her postassium level up. I hope his was good. Have a great day. Merry Christmas.

December 24, 2010 at 1:48 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home