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, May 24, 2008

This morning I watched a movie”Bandolerol”… Dave left with Kenny to do some running around. So I had some ME time. I took a shower, fixed lunch, hosted the DASNI chat, folded laundry, picked peas, made nectar for the hummingbirds and filled the feeder, and fixed supper… Richard in Tennessee and Ernie and Margie in Kentucky called because they had heard about the tornado in Oklahoma and were checking on us. It was in the county next to us. I was keeping an eye on the weather all afternoon… Tonight Dave went to Kenny's to watch the fights on television. I stayed home and watched a Lifetime movie "White Oleander"... Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


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