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.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

It was a beautiful day. It felt like spring. Dave got outside and sprayed the weeds and I couldn’t stay to finish chat because I wanted to get out and get my sunshine vitamin…

We went out to Kenny and Kathy’s new home and they are really making progress. Kathy gave me a tour of the house. Kenny and his friends were out there with their model cars and flying their r/c model planes. Kenny had flown the real plane just before we got there… We came home and I fixed us a country breakfast for supper… We watched the “Bee Movie”… Then Kenny called and wanted us to ride with him and Kathy to see what it was like at their house at night. It was very quiet. We sat out on his back porch and visited until we got cold. While we were there his builder came out… David called and I called George, Jeanne, and Chip’s wife Sharon… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


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