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.

Friday, November 27, 2009

I hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving… Last night I was just too tired plus I was worried about Dave. He isn’t feeling well and is running a temperature again. He tried to call the doctor today but they were closed and wouldn’t you know it is Friday… We had a delicious meal yesterday at Kenny and Kathy’s. Their rent house is small but not too small for 29 people to enjoy a dinner together. Kenny took us out to see their future home. It is really starting to look like a house now… David and Lori called from Mexico and they are having a wonderful time… Our tree is up now I just have to decorate it… I cleaned the kitchen, chatted with friends in the chat room, fixed supper, and cleaned the kitchen again… It was in the 70’s today… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


Blogger karen said...

It is a nice day in Arkansas also . Gald you had a good Thanksgiving. I hope Dave is better today. Keep the Faith.

November 28, 2009 at 10:29 AM  

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