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.

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

We have had a beautiful day with lots of sunshine, temperatures in the 50’s and very little wind. Not many times can I say we have very little wind… I went with Dave for a doctor’s appointment with Dr. Mosca, the doctor who did his kidney surgery almost five years ago. Dr. Mosca looked into Dave’s bladder and he said it looked good. We were so thankful to hear that. We got to meet Dr. Mosca’s new therapy dog,.. Dave and I got a haircut and I got my nails done. We went out to lunch at Wendy’s… I fixed supper… Dave watered our shrubs and trees… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


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