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, July 30, 2008

Dave went in this morning for his bone scan, now we wait for results… I fixed my own breakfast this morning. Dave usually fixes it for me because I take so much medicine it takes forever for me to wake up. I fixed myself some cantaloupe and I thought I was doing good. But when Dave got home around one he gave me my morning meds, I had forgotten to take them… I cleaned the bathroom, did laundry, and chatted with my friends in the chat room. It was so good to have Duchess in Ohio back in chat today. She and Vince have been gone for two weeks to California… I helped fix supper and made some nectar for the hummingbirds. I kept forgetting to fill their feeder. It didn’t take them long to find it and I am sure they are happy I finally filled it… I had a flare up diverticulitis… Jeanne in Hawaii called and I called Martha… I am watching a movie “The Glen Miller Story” … Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


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