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.

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Happy Birthday Norita!!! Norita is our Sister-in-law in Lake Isabella, California… I deadheaded the roses in the rose garden and the back yard today. I even went up to Kenny’ s and deadheaded Kathy’s Oklahoma Rose… After supper we went up to visit with Kathy and was there when Josh got off work. I got a big hug from Josh… Kenny came down and I showed him the peaches on our three peach trees… Tomorrow Jamie, our granddaughter and her children Allison and Matthew are flying in from Kentucky. We are all looking forward to seeing them… I called Norita and Lynn… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


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