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, August 05, 2008

After washing the bedroom curtains and seeing how much better they looked I decided today I would wash the kitchen curtains… We have been enjoying a delicious cantaloupe from the Lockhart Farm… Norita called this morning and we will be having company in October. Yes, she and Wesley are coming for a visit. We are so excited… Kathy called to let us know that Heather had been in a terrible car accident, which totaled her car. But thank God Heather is okay. Cars can be replaced but Heather can’t… Tonight we went up to check on Heather, she is quite sore and bruised… I deadheaded the Roses… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


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