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.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Things are starting to look up here in our house. I actually had a smile on my face today and the floor man was happy to see me smiling for a change. Today they moved most of our furniture back into the living room. The floor man said if the hardwood comes in tomorrow he should be able to finish it all up… The dogs are getting used to being outside in a fenced in yard now. I picked up the dog poop in the back yard and this time it was only our dog’s poop, not the neighborhood dogs… Brenda, the nurse’s aide came and she put fresh sheets on the bed and dusted the bedroom. Our house is so dusty from the men working, at least we have one clean room to go to… I chatted with friends in the chat room, did laundry, fixed our lunch and supper… David called… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


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