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.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

I watched a movie this morning, already forgot the name of it… Then I got out and did some supervising and cleaned out one of the flower beds. I went up to check on the garden, so far only have onions, turnips, and peas coming up… Dave finished the landscaping until the items that they don’t have at the nursery come in… I fixed him a good supper to show my appreciation… I would like for you to visit my friend Gayle’s new blog. She has done a great job with it. please leave her a comment so she will know you were there… I had a phone call from Duchess this morning. She has been a busy lady. Her husband is still in the hospital… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


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