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, May 09, 2008

Dave surprised me with a beautiful Panama Pink Bougainvilla for Mother’s Day. It is so large it came with it’s own arbor. Thank you Honey… I cleaned the bathroom, did two loads of laundry, pulled a few weeds, and fixed supper… I can’t keep from staring at my beautiful Roses in the Rose Garden… I went up to check on the garden, the ground finally dried up enough so I could get on my scooter. Everything looks good. Still no peas though. I am really getting anxious for them… Kathy left today with a friend from work to go to Las Vegas for the weekend. This is both of their first time to go to Vegas. I hope they will have a wonderful time… David called this morning. He, Madison, and Macey were out checking out the Lockhart Farm. He planted 30 tomato plants. So if we need more tomatoes we will know where to go… Check out pictures of Rose Garden below, You can enlarge the picture by clicking on it... Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


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