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 19, 2010

We had a delicious meal with Kenny and Kathy last night. After we ate we all went to their new house and Kenny started leveling the ground to put in the 24ft round pool. After the ground was level they started putting up the pool. It was after nine before they got started on it. I helped some but mostly supervised. It was after midnight when we got home last night. One thing about it, no one got a sunburn putting it up. There was a nice breeze and a beautiful sky… I am glad the house is clean and I can take it easy today… I hosted chat, fixed lunch, and supper with some help from Dave. I fixed cornbread, one of my comfort foods… David called… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


Blogger Gayle said...

Sounds like a wonderful day! It is freezing cold here, the heater is running and it is pouring rain.

June 20, 2010 at 4:18 PM  

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