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, January 28, 2011

This morning I went to see the foot doctor again. He gave me a steroid injection in the hurt area of my foot. He said I not only have a sprained foot but also have tendonitis. This is in my good foot. The other foot has a Desmoid tumor in it… We left the doctors and went to visit some old friends. Jim, Dorothy, and Merry their daughter. Jim and Dorothy are 90 years old and they have been married for 69 years. They were happy to see us. I feel bad that we have waited so long to visit them. We are going to try and do better… I have to tell you about our beautiful weather in the middle 70’s. Dave watered all the trees and shrubs and filled the bird feeders… Josh came to spend the day with us and I watched a movie with him “Inception”… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


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