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.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

I had to get busy today after loafing all day yesterday… I cleaned the bathroom, did laundry, took care of the house plants, and fixed lunch. I didn’t have to worry about supper, just heat it up. Thanks to Kathy for bringing it down last night. Brisket, potato salad, green beans, and rolls. It was really delicious… I went up and checked on the garden and visited with Josh when he came home from school… Heather leaves at midnight going on a five day cruise. This will be her first cruise. She is going to Cozumel, Mexico with her Honors Choir group. I look forward to hearing all about it when she returns. When I went up to see her she was packing and was all smiles… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


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