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.

Friday, March 09, 2007

This morning I was up early to finish getting ready for the maids visit. I stripped the bed and laid out fresh sheets and put things away that needed put away. There were three maids and they were in and out in no time… While the maids were here I was outside getting my Vitamin D. I was riding my scooter all over our acreage with five dogs following me. It was Kenny’s two dogs and our three dogs. We were all having a good time until I ran out of gas. Dave had to come to my rescue and tow my scooter in and plug it into the power. I hadn’t noticed when I took it out that I was low on juice. I will try and pay more attention next time… I fixed supper and hosted chats… Tonight Kenny called and asked me to ride with him and Josh to go to take Josh to meet up with his Mother. Josh drove us in his car… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


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