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, January 02, 2011

This morning I barely woke up in time for church services. We had another call come in at 1:30 this morning. It was another one of those calls that showed up on caller ID as our number calling. So this afternoon I was back to calling ATT and telling them about it. Hopefully they fixed it this time. When a call comes in at that time in the morning I have a hard time getting back to sleep… Last night the OU Sooners won their game. Dave and I watched it… Kenny and Kathy came over last night and Kenny came back today… I went to chat and pushed myself into doing a load of laundry and fixed lunch and supper… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


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