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.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Happy Birthday Gayle!!! Gayle is our friend in Washington...
It has been a stormy day. We got much more rain than we needed. We got close to four inches of rain…. Since I wasn’t able to spend any time outside I watched the birds at the feeder and worked in the house. I dusted and hopefully I won’t have to dust again for awhile since the rain has settled the dust. I cleaned all the crystal and helped fix supper… David called and they are having a Mother’s Day dinner at granddaughter Erin and Kerry’s house. Erin saw the doctor today and she is doing better. Thanks for all your prayers. Keep them coming please. Kooper Allen should be here on May 24. The day before Dave’s birthday… I placed an online order… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


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