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, February 04, 2008

I had an appointment today with Dr. Barreto. She is real thorough and keeps track of everything going on with me. She scheduled me for a mammogram, fasting lab work, and a bone scan. I really like a doctor like that. She was pleased with how well I am doing… While we were out we made a trip to TLC, our favorite nursery. We bought seed potatoes, onion sets and cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, and cosmos seeds… It was another beautiful day but they are saying we may get snow tomorrow. So I am glad I was able to be out today to enjoy it… I called Lynn who is a school friend in South Dakota and we got caught up on all that was going on… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


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