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, August 04, 2005

Happy Birthday Richard!!! Richard is Dave’s brother in Smithville, Tennessee… Happy Birthday Pat!!! Pat is a friend in Texas… Thanks to Tom in Ft. Worth, Texas for visiting Mary’s Place and signing my guest book…
Last night Dave and I went looking for Dassy and she was nowhere to be found. I guess she decided to move on… We had thunderstorms this afternoon so I was unable to host chat. Thanks to Sandy for stepping in for me… While it was storming I made some more salsa and put some in the freezer… I gave Dave a long honey do list and I got busy picking up around the house and washed the dogs beds… The maids come tomorrow and I think we work way too hard getting ready for the maids… Kenny called… Tonight Dave and I walked up to Kenny and Kathy’s. Louise was there and we had a good time visiting out on their back porch while watching a nice rainfall… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


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