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, August 08, 2009

Dave and I got the corn all ready for the freezer last night. There were more than we thought; we ended up with 76 ears of corn. I thought we were never going to finish… I watched an old movie this morning, can’t remember the name of it though… This afternoon after I finished chatting we got ready to go with Kenny and Kathy to the Belle Isle Restaurant. Kenny had been telling us about their honey pepper bacon burger and it was everything he said it was. The best burger that I have even eaten and then their onion sticks were wonderful too… I did laundry and played solitaire… Tonight Dave is going to watch the fights with Kenny and Kathy and I will stay home because I go to bed early… David called… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


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