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.

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Happy Birthday George!!! George is my brother in Louisville, Kentucky… Happy Birthday Morris!!! Morris is our friend in Arizona… We are still very cold here. We didn’t get out of the teens today… I did laundry, chatted with friends, and fixed supper… I called George… The nurse and nurse’s aide called to check on us… It is getting harder and harder for me to blog. I am going to take a break for a while… I will be back… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Thank you Gayle for leaving a comment here on my blog… I didn’t post a blog yesterday because I spent the most of the day in bed trying to keep warm. I will probably do the same today… I got out of bed to fix lunch and go to chat… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma