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, August 07, 2009

Last night Dave sprinkled hair over our garden, hair that we had collected from his barber and my hairdresser. We were told that it would keep the deer out of the garden. I hope it works because they are sure going after our okra… We sat out on the back porch last night watching the full moon. Kenny came down to visit with us… I had a heck of time falling asleep last night and I am blaming it on the full moon… It was a good day to stay inside and enjoy the air-conditioned house. It was 100 degrees today… Duchess, Jeanne, and David called… I fixed supper while Dave made some zucchini bread, it was Gayle’s recipe and it is so good… Kathy found a place selling corn so we bought 36 ears to put in the freezer… We showed the motor home again. They were just looking. I think everyone is afraid to buy right now and I can’t blame them… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


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