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, November 08, 2009

We got up early this morning and took a long road trip to Lake Ten killer, in Gore Oklahoma. Kenny and Kathy rode with us. We went up there to look at a houseboat that someone wants to trade us for our motor home. We thought it would be fun to go see a houseboat and it was but we don’t think we want to trade. Maybe if I were twenty years younger I would be more interested in it. Anyhow it was a nice trip for us to take… When we got home I helped fix supper… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


Blogger karen said...

I noticed a house boat for sale on Ebay. It is a nice dream. We used to have a pontoon. It was alot of work but fun. Loading it and unloading at the lake made it alot of work. I always wanted to leave it at the dock and just go and get on it when we wanted to . But that cost to much my dad would say. He was right of course.

November 9, 2009 at 9:30 AM  

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