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.

Monday, February 07, 2005

Last night I went to bed around seven. I was so tired from all the coughing… Kenny, Kathy, and Josh came by and I got hugs from them. I love hugs… I woke up only once during the night coughing… This morning it was almost noon before I came out from under the covers. I was just plain tired. I sat on the side of the bed looking out the window watching the birds at the feeder and the cows across the highway walking along the fence… David called and we got caught up with what is going on in his life. I forgot to ask about his cow. David recently had a physical and he got a good report… I got a call from my pulmonary doctor and she is back from vacation early so instead of seeing me next week she will see me tomorrow morning. I am hoping to get the results of my breathing test and sleep study… I did laundry and took care of the houseplants… Goodnight all… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


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