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 10, 2010

This morning I watched church services on TV… This afternoon we got ready to go to David and Lori’s for a birthday celebration for David. Kenny and Kathy picked us up and took us out there. Everyone was there except Chris, Josh, and Heather. They had a big cook out and more birthday cake. I think I have had enough birthday cake to last me for a while now… I loved spending time with all my family today. One of my favorite things to do… While we were at David’s the grandkids and I went out and picked okra, green beans, and peppers. We got home just in time to watch a beautiful sunset… I am tired but I had a wonderful day… My coughing is so much better than it was… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


Blogger karen said...

I have had a awful cough for weeks. I do hope yours gets over with soon. Allergies is my cause. We need a good freeze. But not looking forward to one. Picking fresh vegs. sound wonderful.We watched service on tv.This morning. I can't remember the last time I actully went to church. I miss it. Have a wonderful week.

October 10, 2010 at 7:32 PM  

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