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 21, 2008

Good Friday… I got up earlier than usual this morning because the maids were coming. I stripped the bed and did laundry… I fixed our lunch and then we left to go to TLC Nursery. We got almost everything we needed. Some of the stuff we were needing they didn’t have in yet. They loaded up our trailer and we came home and I fixed supper… After supper we got outside and started the landscaping. Kenny came down to help Dave and Kathy came down to help me supervise. What we got done looks really beautiful… I stole this link from my friend Gail. She had it on her web page. I hope you like it. Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


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