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.

Sunday, March 05, 2006

I woke up to the birds singing and Dave telling me that he could see and smell smoke and the sounds of fire trucks going up the highway and Kenny calling to tell us he was watering down his lawn. Dave watered ours too. But lucky for us they were able to get the fire out. We still aren’t sure if it was grass or a house fire… I did laundry and cleaned the bathrooms … Heather came down and said we were invited up for Spaghetti tonight so we went. Kathy can make great spaghetti… I noticed on the way up to Kenny’s that our Forsythia bush was blooming… David called and I called Chip… I am going to watch the Academy Awards so I will know what I should be wearing. Ha Ha… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


Post a Comment

<< Home