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.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Kathy drove us the Surgery Foundation this morning and David and Lori met us there. Dave went into surgery around 1:30 and was in surgery for a couple hours. Everything went just fine… We got home about 5:00 and soon after we got home our neighbors, Robert and Kim, brought us our supper. We have the best neighbors… David and Lori stopped in town to eat then came on out to keep an eye on Dave. Kathy had to leave and go into work… Dave has a large bandage over the eye and will keep that on until he sees Dr. Holloman next week. I am really tired tonight. Thanks everyone for your prayers. We both felt them… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


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