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.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Dave had an early appointment this morning with the Orthopedic doctor. He said Dave has some serious spurs on his lower spine. They are going to schedule an MRI for him. I stayed under the covers till he got home… I hosted the DASNI chat, did laundry, and fixed supper… This evening we had another showing of the motor home. They left saying they would call us… We decided to take our home off the market next month since houses aren’t selling right now. We can go back to being sloppy. We will put it back on the market next spring… It was in the 70’s today with a lot of sunshine and 20 mph winds... Tonight I watched a beautiful sunset… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


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