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.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Thanks to Janice in Toms Brook, Virginia and Barb in Montgomery, Illinois for signing my guest book at … Thanks to Krista, Zarebski, and Mrs. Leggett, and Diane for leaving me a comment here on my blog…
I finally finished up with the laundry and it sure feels good. I watched a movie “Broken Bridges” and have been deleting emails. I wasn’t going to let them pile up again but I did… I hosted the DASNI chat at watered all the plants outside and deadheaded the roses… Dave had an appointment to see Dr. Corman today. He has been extra tired and wanting to sleep all the time. Dr. Corman did some blood work and he will go back for another appointment on Wednesday… I went up to visit with Kathy for a little while and then came home and fixed supper and now I am tired. I am thinking my vacation has caught up with me. Sandy in Ohio called. They had a terrible windstorm last evening and lost their power. I will sure miss her in chat while she is waiting on her power to come back on… I called Phyllis a friend in Rockwell, Texas… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


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