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, June 24, 2010

Our deepest sympathies go out to Glen, Kathy, and family in North Carolina. Glen’s father passed away yesterday…
We had thunderstorms during the night and we got a good rain out of it. Our trees are happy… I fixed lunch, went to chat, and then we got ready and went into town. We made stops at Wal-Mart, Office Depot, and Aldi’s. I was disappointed that we got to Aldi’s too late to get strawberries. They were all gone by the time we got there… We stopped at Subway shop on the way home and picked up sandwiches. As soon as we put away groceries and ate we went to Kenny and Kathy’s to swim. I should say that Kathy and I went swimming while Dave and Kenny flew a sailplane… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


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