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.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

I woke up at 2:30 and had a terrible time getting back to sleep. I don’t know what is going on with my sleeping but I hope I get back to sleeping all night soon… I chatted with my online friends. I left chat early so I could go with Dave to run some errands. We both got groomed, got the oil changed in the car, and ran it through the car wash. Then we went to Aldi’s to pick up some groceries. When we got home I helped put away groceries and fixed tacos for supper… Now I am watching the World Series… No sunshine today, only rain showers… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


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