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.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

I am back!!! Now if I can only remember how to do a journal… Dave and I returned yesterday from almost four weeks of vacationing. This was our longest and best vacation ever. We traveled over 5000 miles and visited ten states and Vancouver, B.C… I started laundry right away yesterday and I am about to get caught up. I can’t stand dirty clothes… Kenny did a great job looking after things while we were away. I came home to a blooming African Violet that had stopped blooming for me but Kenny had the magic touch and got it in full bloom… The Roses in my Rose Garden are all blooming and so are the Lillies and other flowers. I had one California Red Poppy in bloom… This afternoon Dave and I got out in the wind and picked peas which I shelled for our supper… I fed the roses and deadheaded them… I could write so much more about our trip but I am still tired. I think this trip is going to take awhile to get rested up from… I want to thank everyone who we visited and who made our vacation a memorable one… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


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