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, May 17, 2005

The painter called and came by this morning to do some touch up painting. Soon this house will be all ours to worry about. I hope and pray nothing happens. Because our one year house warranty will be up on June 1… I have been busy today, picking up, cleaning the bathrooms, doing laundry, and paying bills… David and George called and I called Lori… For the past week or so I have been having hot flushes all during the day and night… The wind was so strong today that it blew two of my potted Geraniums off the patio, the patio furniture, and a large gas grill also. All this happened while Dave was at the doctors getting a couple skin cancers removed… The Schwan lady, Ann and yes we have a new delivery person. Robert Redford got a promotion. Anyhow we have plenty of food in the house and ice cream too… I helped Dave fix a Spaghetti and meatball supper… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


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