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, October 28, 2010

Dave and I got up early this morning. Lynne, a DASNI chat room friend and her husband Larry were coming up from Iowa Park, Texas to go to the zoo with us. We met at the zoo. It was a pretty day but a bit chilly but we dressed for it. I love going to the zoo and had a wonderful time. We all had motorized scooters except Dave and he did fine. I am so thankful he was able to walk it with no Gout attacks… We went to Cracker Barrel for dinner. We said our good byes and they headed back to Texas. We went by Aldi’s to pick up some groceries… I am looking forward to go to bed tonight… Good Night All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


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