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.

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Happy Birthday Dave!!! Dave celebrated his 65th birthday today… We made a trip to Tinker to go to the pharmacy and pick up a few things at the BX. We picked up Josh had his great grandparents on the way… We then met David, Lori, Kenny, and Heather at Applebee’s in Midwest City for a nice dinner and birthday cake. Kathy had to work… Then we went to Kenny and Kathy’s to watch a DVD that Josh had bought… I am really tired tonight… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


Blogger Bimbimbi said...

Dear Mary I have been slack and I am sorry I have neglected you. I am glad your birds are visiting and you are lucky you have Summer to look forwrad to. I have the 1st day of Winter and that can be depressing for me I am not a good cold weather person. I think of you always and am glad to see you are busy with your garden and family. Take care dear friend lov to you all Ciao..Di. xxxx

June 1, 2006 at 7:07 AM  

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