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.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

I fixed lunch, rode the bike, hosted the DASNI chat. Then we went to the cleaners, got gas, went to the credit union, took Martha and Alfred some okra and visited with them for awhile. Then we went to get groceries. Stopped by Braums on the way home for a buttered pecan mix. Yummy… Kim came over with a couple of movies for me to watch. I shared my zucchini bread and banana nut bread recipes with her… I called Kathy to see if she wanted to watch a movie with me and she did, so I took a movie up and we watched “Georgia Rule” Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


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