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.

Saturday, August 27, 2005

I got woke up early with a phone call from a solicitor. Grrrrrr…. We are starting to load the motor home. This job is stressful for me. I don’t want to forget anything and the climbing up and down the steps is so hard on my knees. I am making notes and as I think of things we need I am putting them in the utility room… I made dried beef gravy and biscuits for lunch and invited Kenny, Kathy, and Heather down. Kenny has mentioned several times how much he used to enjoy my dried beef gravy and biscuits so I finally got everything I needed to make it for him… We heard from Richard, Dave’s brother and he gave us good news on his medical problems… Martha called and they were in Ashville, North Carolina going to the Biltmore Hotel. We went there a couple years ago… I thought we were going to get some rain today but missed out on it… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


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