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.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Last night I couldn’t fall asleep because I was over stimulated from such a wonderful day. I had so much on my mind. Thinking how well I am blessed with our sons and their wonderful wives. They sure did a great job of picking them. I couldn’t ask for two better daughters, also their children and grandchildren. I love them all… I have worked my butt off today. LOL I wish… Dave and I finished cleaning all the windows and they look so great. I love clean windows. Then I cleaned the bathroom, dusted our bedroom, did laundry, pulled a few weeds, and helped fixed supper… It has been another windy day and I am so sick of this wind... I went up to visit Kathy for a little while… Norita called… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


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