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.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Happy Birthday Mayselle!!! Mayselle is Lori’s grandmother and she is 91 years young today… I took my shower right after lunch and Dave took me to see Tami, SNAP, CRACKLE, and POP, that is what she does to me. She will tell me to relax but how do you relax when you are afraid she is going to break your neck. LOL… Later I went to get a facial. It is an early Mother’s Day gift to me from me… Then to Wal-Mart, that store makes me crazy. Then we went to Aldi’s, my kind of store… When we got home I helped put groceries away and fixed supper… Today seems like Friday to me… I am tired tonight… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


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