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, October 11, 2005

I received a nice letter from Lynn, a school friend in South Dakota. I was so happy to hear that she is feeling much better… I hosted chat for the last time this afternoon for a while. My friend Carolyn in Canada will be taking over for me while I am away. Thank you Carolyn… I have been a busy person getting last minute things done for our trip on Thursday… Tomorrow we have to go to Tinker to get our drugs and will meet up with David there to buy his birthday shoes. I have already gotten Kenny’s taken care of. Going to Tinker will be an all day thing… I did laundry and helped fix supper… I did take some time out to enjoy the day and watch the butterflies. It got up to 73 degrees today. We are out of birdseed so haven’t seen many birds lately. We will be sure and get some soon… Dave and I had a bowl of ice cream out on the patio and watched Josh and Heather get off the school bus… It is dark and I feel like I should be going to bed… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


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