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.

Sunday, August 02, 2009

We had an appointment to show the motor home at 10:00 this morning so I got out of bed earlier than usual… We unloaded some more stuff out of the motor home and I did laundry and got it all done so maybe tomorrow I can take it easy... Kenny and Kathy came down and took us for an ice cream and a drive around the country. Reminds me of when Daddy who take us for a car ride in the country about every Sunday afternoon… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


Blogger Diane said...

Mary, are you selling the motorhome??? You said you were showing it. What is wrong?

August 3, 2009 at 5:33 AM  

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