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, April 24, 2010

Happy Birthday Marie!!! Marie is a friend in Miami, Florida… Happy Birthday Pam!!! Pam is a friend in Paden, Oklahoma… Happy Birthday Paige!!! Paige is a friend in Midwest City, Oklahoma… We lost a long time friend last night. Dean went home last night. Dave and I used to double date with Dean and Helen back in the 50’s. We have some great memories… The sun came out and then it rained and then the sun came back out… We went to Kenny’s new house and brought him back home… I made more nectar for the hummingbirds. Between the hummingbirds and the wind dumping the feeders, it seems like I am always making more… Dave had to go into town to pick up some Dulcolax pills for tomorrow. Because tomorrow he starts his prep for his colonoscophy… I am looking forward to watching a basketball game tonight. GO THUNDER!!! Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


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