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.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

I did not post a journal last night because I was hurting and too tired to post one… Dave and I went to Tinker yesterday to get our drugs at the pharmacy and they were having a Grand Opening at the new Commissary and they were giving away a lot of great prizes. A Harley Davidson Motorcycle, a Mini Cooper Convertible, Washer and Dryer, and many great other prizes. We checked it out and bought a bunch of groceries. I hope we win something. The new Commissary is very nice… We took care of a lot of errands yesterday and didn’t get home till late. We had bought a rotisserie chicken for our supper. But were so disappointed when we sat down to eat that it wasn’t good and done. I called this morning and complained to the manager and he said that the next time we come in they will give us another chicken… After dinner I went up to Kenny and Kathy’s with a DVD that I got from Net Flix, “Bewitched” and watched it with Kathy, Josh and Heather… When I got home my legs were hurting so bad I was wondering if I would ever be able to walk again. I didn’t ride my bike, just went straight to bed… My legs were feeling much better this morning and I rode the bike again… I hosted chat, watered the indoor plants, fixed lunch and supper… David called… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


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