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, January 25, 2011

I slept well last night on the new mattress and I didn’t even toss and turn like I usually do to fall asleep… This morning I had an appointment with the foot doctor. He said I have a sprained foot. I didn’t know what was wrong with my foot but I knew it hurt. He said he could put me in a brace but he said it would be very uncomfortable. I will go back Friday and he will give me a cortisone shot. I don’t understand why he didn’t do it today. He said it was something to do with insurance… We left the doctors and went to Tinker Air Force Base Pharmacy. We picked up a couple sacks of medicines. Then we went to the commissary. They didn’t have my green tea so we made another stop at Buy For Less to get the green tea… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


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