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, January 17, 2009

Happy Anniversary to Alan and Gwynneth!!! Alan is a DASNI friend in New Zealand… I woke up extra early this morning so that has made for a long day for me. I did get quite a bit done today. I did three loads of laundry, dusted some more, put clean sheets on our bed, gave Mindy a bath, fixed supper, rode the bike, and now I am really tired… It was a beautiful 59 degrees today and I was starting to get cabin fever. Dave told me to wrap up my face with a scarf and go visit with Kathy so I did. It felt really great to be outside for a while… Dave has been busy too. He is loading my digital photo frame with pictures of all our families, friends, and different places we have visited in our motor home. It is a very time consuming job. I am sure enjoying watching the pictures. Dave also watered all our trees and ran the vacumn… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


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