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, September 27, 2009

This morning I watched church services on television. Then I watched a couple movies. “Beach Party” and “Strangers When We Meet” Both are old movies… I haven’t been worth much today. I think I am tired from all I did yesterday… We found out today from our realtor that one of the houses that we really liked was sold. We were disappointed we didn’t get it, but know it must have happened for a reason. We still have another one we like and plan on taking another look at it tomorrow… I went with Dave to Kenny’s hangar to take the last load. I know Kenny will be happy to go to work tomorrow so he can rest. He has really been working hard… It was a warm 93 degrees and Kenny treated us to an Ice Cream sandwich. Thanks Kenny… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


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