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, January 16, 2009

I haven’t felt as good today as I did yesterday, maybe because I got out in all that wind and shook some throw rugs… After a very cold night it warmed up to the 40’s today with lots of sunshine and wind so it felt quite cold… I did some dusting, hosted the DASNI chat, fixed lunch and supper… Dave is needing some adjustments on his hearing aid. He has an appointment next week to get that done… Carole in Missouri called and we did a lot of talking about our Maltese’s. Shiloh is like a little Mother looking after Mindy and she is beginning to realize that she is here to stay. Karmelita seems to be feeling much better after having her teeth extracted. She is still on antibiotics… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


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