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, July 09, 2006

We got home really late last night from Kenny and Kathy’s. The first fight was exciting but the last one wasn’t worth staying up for… I haven’t been worth much today. I went to chat and the rest of the time I have loved on Shiloh. I hate to think about what she has to go through to get rid of the heartworms. But it is something that has to be done… Shiloh and I took a nap this afternoon. I felt worse when I woke up than I did when I laid down… I am still worried about what Dave will find out too… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


Blogger Alzheimer's Awaareness said...

Aloha Antie Love this picture. You both look like high school. Nice to visit your blog when I am up in the middle of the night.

July 11, 2006 at 2:14 AM  

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