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, August 20, 2008

Happy Birthday Mary!!! Mary is a friend in Canada… Happy Anniversary Peter and Ann!!! Peter and Ann are friends in United Kingdom… It has been a cloudy day. I sure could use some sunshine… I cleaned the bathroom, did laundry, hosted the DASNI chat, and fixed supper… I am still riding the stationery bike every day. I pretend like I am riding to Braum’s, my favorite ice cream place. LOL … This afternoon I was sitting on the back porch eating a peach and watching the Monarchs enjoying the butterfly bush and the hummingbirds at the feeder, it was so relaxing… Josh and Heather went back to school today… David and Josh called… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


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