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.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

As always anymore, I woke up very congested. Mornings and evenings are my worse times… I cleaned the bathroom, did laundry, took care of houseplants, helped fix lunch, hosted the DASNI chat, and fixed supper… Heather brought Mindy back home. She loves to run up there and get the extra attention she gets from them… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


Blogger Diane said...

You continually amaze me at all you accomplish! I'm trying to tidy up the house from the "party" the cats had while we were gone for 10 days. I'm sure it will get done some day. Happy spring (without congestion)

March 26, 2009 at 8:16 AM  

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