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 06, 2009

This morning we slept late. We have been sleeping with our windows open at night and I think it makes me sleep better… I watched a couple of old movies and did a load of laundry… This afternoon we went to look at more houses but didn’t see anything we liked… We went by David and Lori’s to see Madison and Macey’s remodeled playhouse. Lori, Kerry, and Erin did a great job in fixing it up. The girls are sure happy with it… David and Lori fixed a big meal to celebrate Kerry’s birthday and invited us to stay. It was sooo good. It was also great seeing everyone Chris, Jennifer, Madison, Macey, Kerry and Erin were all there. I love being around Madison and Macey and getting their hugs… We stopped by Kenny and Kathy’s on our way home and I got a big hug from Josh…. I have had an enjoyable day… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


Blogger Gayle @ Mountain Moma said...

I adored the pictures of Madison and Macey's play house. What an incredible work of love!

September 7, 2009 at 7:49 AM  

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