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.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Thanks to Frank in United Kingdom for signing my guest book at … We had a really nice visit with Martha and Alfred last night and we enjoyed a meal together. We had marinated chicken breast, fried okra, scalloped potatoes, seven layer salad, sliced tomatoes, and for dessert we had rhubarb/berry pie. Martha brought the seven-layer salad and the pie… After Alfred and Martha left Dave went up to watch the fights with Kenny, Kathy, David, and Kerry. I stayed home and ate popcorn and watched the Olympics… We never made it to church today because Dave didn’t feel well. I did attend a couple churches on television though… I chatted with my friends in the DASNI chat room ,,, I watched a Red Sox/White Sox baseball game. I am looking forward to the college football games… I pulled weeds out of flowerbeds… Dave knows I don’t like it when he takes off and doesn’t tell me where he is going but he continues to do that… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


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