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.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!!! We only had a few trick or treaters last night… I attended two church services on TV this morning... It has been a beautiful day. Spent time outside with Dave and the dogs. We both rode the stationery bicycle and I asked Dave to bring the bike inside. I don’t think this weather is going to last for long… I dust mopped the floors, fixed lunch and warmed up leftovers for supper… I picked up dog poop… The ice cream truck came and took us for ice cream. Thank you, Kenny… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


Blogger Eleanor said...

Our numbers were down for Halloween too. We usually get around 200 kids but this year only about 80. The numbers have been fluctuating the past few years...I love seeing the little ones and they come early so that's what counts!

November 2, 2010 at 10:19 AM  

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