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, March 24, 2005

I was really tried after the DASNI AGM last night. It was stressful for me so I slept in this morning. I would like to invite you to visit our DASNI site. Here is the link for it: … Our Financial Manager came this afternoon to catch up with us… Dave and I walked up to the garden and we can’t tell too much about it right now but the onions are looking good. On our way back we noticed deer and turkey tracks on our property… My friend Rosalie called and it was good catching up with her. Years ago we used to have a ladies night out once a month and she was one of us… I called David and Lori and their cow’s foot is improving but still not so she will put any weight on it… I did laundry, cleaned the oven, fed the flowers, and hosted chat… It was a very pretty day up… Dave spends most of his days in his workshop “hidey hole” (hiding from me) LOL… Today Dave and Kenny were flying their sailplanes and the wind came up and Dave’s plane was gone. Kenny and he retrieved it about a mile away… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


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