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.

Friday, October 03, 2008

Dave went for his appointment this morning and they couldn’t find anything wrong with his ears. Now they are scheduling him for an MRI to see if there is something going on behind his inner ears. I am trying not to worry but it is hard… I fixed lunch, went to the DASNI chat, picked okra, and help fix supper… I am feeling better today than I have in awhile… David and Lori called… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


Blogger Dymphna (4HisChurch) said...

Mary, I just came across your blog today. My mom, aunt and late mother-in-law all suffer(ed) from Alzheimer's. Thank you so much for sharing your life with us on your blog. I will pray for you and your husband.

October 4, 2008 at 5:21 PM  

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