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.

Thursday, May 26, 2005

Dave woke me up early this morning to tell me it was raining. I stayed in bed and listened to it for a while and it sounded so good. Then I went right back to sleep and slept till 11:00. I couldn’t believe the time when I did wake up… I had so much to get done today and I slept half of it away… I got both of the flowerbeds weeded and they are looking really good. Dave planted a couple more roses for me. I went up to the garden and pulled some more beets and picked some more snow peas and fixed them for supper… I did four loads of laundry and then we started loading up the motor home. We are going to take off for a few days to do some camping with Martha and Alfred and I hope we can to do some fishing. We will be meeting Alfred and Martha early in the morning at the Golden Corral and after breakfast we will be on our way to the campground so I won’t be posting a journal for a few days… Tonight we walked across the street and visited with Bob and Kim… Hope everyone has a nice and safe Memorial Day weekend… Wishing a very Happy Birthday to Lynn in Vancouver, Canada tomorrow. Lynn is a good friend and our DASNI President… Goodnight all… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


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