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.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Tonight was our night to go to the Hee Haw dinner and talent show. They served brisket and turkey, potato salad, cole slaw, beans, dessert, and drinks. The guys complained about not getting enough to eat. I really enjoyed the talent show. Piedmont has some great talent. Several of our neighbors sang in it and they were really great. I am glad I went and I hope to go again next year. Kenny and Kathy went with us and Kenny was singing Mr. Bo Jingles all the way home. I was ready to jump out of the car. Then Kathy started singing and I pushed her out of the car. LOL… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


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