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.

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Happy Canada Day to my Canadian friends… Thanks to Mary Beth in Topeka, Kansas for visiting Mary’s Place ,signing my guest book and voting for me… While I was outside deadheading flowers this afternoon I saw the woodpecker eating the suet at the birdfeeder. I hadn’t seen the woodpecker in quite sometime… Kathy came down and we agreed to sit outside in our backyard tonight and watch the fireworks instead of going downtown Piedmont. We should be able to see them from here. I am thinking we watched them from here last year… I hosted chat this afternoon and it was a good one… I was craving corn on the cob really bad this afternoon and thinking we need to get some from the grocery when I remembered I had some corn on the cob in the freezer I had gotten from the Schwan man. So in no time I was cooking up some corn. I am wondering if other people with Alzheimer’s have the cravings like I do… I took a picture of Dave on his tractor cutting grass today so you can see his new umbrella that Kenny and Kathy got him. It sure came in handy today because it was so hot… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


Post a Comment

<< Home