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.

Monday, February 20, 2006

It was two years ago today that I lost my dear Mother. My Mother is in heaven now but I still talk to her, not on the phone anymore but I know she is listening… Today was the first day since we have moved here that we have seen Cardinals at our bird feeders. First the female came and it wasn’t long till the male showed up. I have a feeling that Mom sent this pair of Cardinals to us. She knew how much I love to watch them when the snow fell. Today we have snow and Cardinals… I am still tired and I am beginning to think the constant pain that I have is making me tired… I spent a lot of time in bed but did manage to do a load of laundry and take care of the houseplants… Dave has just finished building a plane and has started on another one… Thinking of Martha who had surgery on her hand today… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


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