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.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Thank you Richard in Smithville, Tennessee for signing my guest book at Mary’s Place Last night Kenny and Kathy came over to help with our iPhone… I slept till after 11:00 this morning and I am still tired… David called and invited us out to his house tomorrow for lunch. We always look forward to going to their house and we will get to meet little ENZO… I did a load of laundry, cleaned out the coat closet, gathered up stuff to donate to Big Brothers Big Sisters tomorrow, and fixed supper… I have a movie to watch later tonight “The Time Traveler’s Wife”… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


Blogger Gayle @ Mountain Mom said...

Sounds like a good day. Hope the movie is better than the book.

March 24, 2010 at 8:00 PM  

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