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 26, 2009

Yesterday I made two meatloaves so we could have one for tonight. I was waiting on the one to cool down a little so I could put it in the refrigerator. Well I got on the computer and forgot to put it in refrigerator and Dave found it setting on the stove this morning. GRRRRR…. I had to crawl out of the covers really early this morning because Dave and I both had appointment to see Dr. Davoloi. I got injections in my knees and Dave got an injection in his foot. Dave’s MRI showed arthritis in the spine. We are both feeling better tonight… After supper we got ready to go to the City Council meeting. We weren’t very happy with the outcome but we will deal with it. I hope how soon we can sell our house and get out of here… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


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