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, December 06, 2009

Today has been a busy day for me… David and Lori came and brought leftovers. After a short visit we went birthday shoe shopping. We stopped by and picked up Kathy to take her with us. After the three of them found their shoes we went to IHOP for some lunch. Then we took David and Lori out to see Kenny and Kathy’s new home. They have shingles up now… Later the Ice Cream truck came and took us for Ice Cream and then to Yukon to see the Christmas lights. They were beautiful. It was the best Christmas light display that I have ever seen… I am tired tonight but I had a great day with my kids… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


Blogger karen said...

Sounds like a wonderful day.

December 6, 2009 at 8:38 PM  

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