Mary's Place

A web page about the life of a lady who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's.

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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.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Happy Anniversary Honey!!! Today is our 49th Anniversary… David and Lori are taking us out to dinner tonight to the Cheesecake Factory. I am excited because I have never been there… This morning we listed our home with a realtor. It wasn’t too hard. Now I have to be tidy forever and that is going to be hard to do but I can do it… I mentioned the other day about the playhouse Extreme make over and I am having trouble listing pictures here so my friend Gayle has pictures on her blog at http://mountainmoma.wordpress.com/ there she listed the before and after pictures of Madison and Macey new playhouse. I hope you will check out Gayle’s blog… Gayle, David and Lori, and Kathy called… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma

2 Comments:

Blogger Gayle @ Mountain Moma said...

Happy Anniversary Mary! We're getting a lot of comments on the playhouse!

September 8, 2009 at 6:13 PM  
Blogger Tony said...

Heartiest congratulations Mary & Dave. May there be many more in the future.
Tony

September 10, 2009 at 10:07 AM  

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