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, April 12, 2005

It was a pretty day, it got up into the seventy’s. I got out and made my daily check of the flowers and trees with the dogs. Then we walked up to check on the garden. The beets are coming up and so are the sunflowers. I stopped by Kenny and Kathy’s to say hello to them and got to see Heather’s new queen size bedroom suite. It is really nice… We found out today we finally get to pick up our motor home that has been in for service for a month. They don’t seem to hurry when they have your motor home… Dave fixed supper while I did laundry… I am starting to like this new time. It is eight o’clock and the sun is just setting… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


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