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.

Thursday, September 03, 2009

The realtor gave us a list of homes to drive by and look at and if we like them she will show us the inside. We saw a couple that we liked. While we were driving around we had a baby deer run in front of us. Lucky for the deer that Dave saw it soon enough to slow down… We stopped by to visit Linda and Kent, one of our neighbors from the old neighborhood… Traffic was really bad, I think many have started the Labor Day weekend early. I was so scared in all that traffic. But as always Dave got us home safely… I washed our sheets and hung them out to dry and fixed supper… David called and Kenny came by to say hello… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


Blogger Gayle @ Mountain Moma said...

I hate to see you move Mary, but it may be best.

September 3, 2009 at 7:15 PM  

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