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.

Monday, January 31, 2011

I was woke up early this morning with a phone call from the terminate inspector. He came to do our annually termite inspection… I did laundry, fixed lunch, and went to chat. It was good having Lynne back in chat today… We are expecting ice and 11 inches of snow and winds up to 50 mph tonight and tomorrow. I am not looking forward to that. Our neighbors, Billie and Sean called to see if we needed anything from the grocery store. It sure is nice having neighbors who check on us… Brenda, the nurse’s aide came to visit me and she changed the sheets on our bed and put the flannel sheets back on… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


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Hope you stay warm Mary!

February 1, 2011 at 5:33 PM  
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