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 03, 2010

This morning Dave brought me my breakfast in bed. I accidentally knocked over the glass of cranberry juice. What a mess that was. I had a lot of laundry to do. Comforter, blanket, sheets, and mattress cover all had to be laundered… I watched a movie “Music and Lyrics” and fixed supper… I have a pie in the oven to take to Barbara’s house tomorrow. I am looking forward to a dinner and watching the great grandkids hunt Easter Eggs… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


Blogger karen said...

Only thing worse the cranberry jc. Would of been grape jc. So sorry for the mess but lovely to have breakfast in bed. Except for the mess. Happy Easter!!!

April 3, 2010 at 8:42 PM  

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