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.

Monday, October 08, 2007

Happy Birthday David!!! David is our oldest son who is 46 today… No journal yesterday because it was a busy day for us. David and Lori had us out to the Lockhart farm for a birthday dinner for David and Kerry… We had a delicious meal and Lori had made two birthday cakes. David’s favorite a German chocolate cake and was it ever pretty and delicious. Kerry’s favorite was a dirt cake and of course I had some of each. We forgot our camera so no pictures… Then when we went straight to Kenny and Kathy’s where they were finishing up carving the pumpkins. Dave and I were the judges. Jamie won. It was a hard job being a judge because they all looked so good. Again no camera… Jason, Jamie, Allison, and Mathew left for Kentucky early this morning. It was sure good seeing them all again… Yesterday while Kenny was playing volleyball with the kids he twisted his ankle and was in a lot of pain. Dave took him to Urgent Care and they said he had a bad sprain and now he is in a cast… I am sure tired today but I pushed myself to go tone… We finally got to turn off the A/C… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


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