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.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The nurse and aide came to visit us today… The tulips are coming up so I think spring will be here one of these days… I watched a pretty sunset tonight… Lori called me on her new iPhone and Kenny came by… Dave and I watched a movie “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” tonight… Now it is bedtime… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


Blogger karen said...

Mom's aid and nurse came yesterday. Today no one has called or came. It has been along lonely day. My son left for classes early and texted he would not be home till late so it has been Mom and me to ourselves today.

February 16, 2010 at 8:59 PM  

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