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, June 05, 2010

This morning I watched a movie. Can’t remember the name of it now… Dave dropped me off in Norman for a baby shower for Emily. She is having a boy but not telling his name to anyone yet. She got a lot of very nice things. It was good seeing Barbara, Mayselle, Lori, and Erin. Madison and Macey, the great granddaughters were there so I got kisses and hugs from them. I am so happy when I can get a grandkid fix… Lori then took me to her house where Dave was spending time with David. Mayselle was with us so I rode in the back seat of her Mini Cooper and I was able to get in ok but David just about had to pull me out. Not Funny!!! David showed us the calf that was born last weekend and still unable to stand up. He has made a harness for it so it can nurse. David is determined that Miss Holiday will eventually stand up. I pray that she will… George called… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


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