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, April 09, 2006

I laid in bed this morning watching the news and then most of a basketball game between Indiana and Detroit. Indiana lost. I spent most of my young life in Peru, Indiana… It was a beautiful day. I spent a lot of time outside, working in the flowers. I noticed the hibiscus is peeking through the ground. I walked out to check on the pecan trees and it looks like they are still living… Tonight when we were eating supper we watched the cows across the highway and the birds at and under the bird feeders… I am feeling much better today… Dave cleaned the aquarium. It’s a job he doesn’t like but he knows I enjoy watching the fish… It was almost 8:00 pm tonight when I remembered my 2:00 medication… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


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