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.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Thank you Karen for leaving a comment here on my blog. I was beginning to think no one was reading it, now I know at least one person is reading… Dave and I have been enjoying the leftovers we brought home yesterday from Kathy’s, especially the desserts… Dave and I watched a football game until it was chat time. Not much will interrupt my chat time… David, the man that put in our wood floors came tonight and brought his wife, Kathy and son, Braeden to meet us. We feel like they are family… With Dave’s help I made a turkey casserole for our supper… I called an old friend, Carolyn… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


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