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 19, 2011

We woke up early and got ready for our trip to Iowa Park, Texas. It was a good day for traveling. We arrived there at 11:00. Lynne and I sat in our car and visited while Dave was visiting with Larry. The fire inspector was there going through all their stuff and that took a very long time. Then later went out to eat at Cracker Barrel… Lynne was happy to get the laptop we took her… We got home at 7:00 and it is good to be back home… The dogs were good while we were gone. They kept their legs crossed the whole time… We are tired but had a great day… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


Blogger Gayle said...

Welcome back home and enjoy the snow!

January 20, 2011 at 2:55 PM  

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