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, August 10, 2007

It was a hot day and I didn’t do anything except host chats and fixed supper. I was going to do something all day but never did manage to do it… Tonight I felt like I was getting cabin fever. I got on my scooter and went up to check the garden. Kenny was up there checking his corn… Then I went in to talk to Josh and Kathy and play with the grand puppies. They are always happy to see me… Shiloh is doing fine. She doesn’t act like anything is wrong with her… David and Lori called. Lori and I are planning a trip to the mall next week… Alfred called with some bad news. He has lung and renal cancer. Please, please keep Alfred and Martha in your prayers…


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