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, December 26, 2008

Happy Birthday Alan!!! Alan is a DASNI friend in New Zealand… It was 76 degrees today… We went with Kenny and Kathy to near Alva, Oklahoma to look at an airplane. While we were there at the airport I had a bad fall on the concrete. On our way home Kenny treated us to a mexician dinner… I am very sore tonight and I am not looking forward to tomorrow… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


Blogger Marie said...

Mary, I was sorry to read that you had a fall. I hope you aren't too sore. You and Dave have a beautiful family.


December 29, 2008 at 5:47 PM  

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