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.

Friday, June 25, 2010

I have been busy today but can’t remember what all I have done… I watered the flowers inside and out, picked up around the house, cleaned the bathroom, and fixed supper… The Nurse and Nurse’s Aide came to visit me… We watched a DVD “Public Enemies.” Tonight we will go swimming again. I can’t get enough of that pool… David called to say that he sold Miss Holiday to a nice lady in Texas. Tomorrow he and some other motorcyclist will escort the Vietnam Memorial from Tulsa to Norman… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


Blogger augusta said...

Hey Mary.. Thanks again for the picture. We should have the new video ready sometime next week. It'll be on my website:
Keep the faith Mary.. we WILL find a CURE(:

June 26, 2010 at 2:40 PM  

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