Mary's Place

A web page about the life of a lady who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's.

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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.

Friday, October 28, 2005

We had a great time at Kenny and Kathy’s last night. It was so good to spend time with them again. Laughing with them and getting their hugs made for a perfect day… We now have 300 members in DASN International, http://www.dasninternational.org. We have come a long way since we started in 2000. At that time I was one of 11 members… I had a phone call from David and he let me talk to Madison. Madison is quite a little talker now. I thanked her for my beautiful turtle picture that she colored for me and told her it was on the refrigerator… Dave and I went to town to pick up a few groceries and Dave needed some more fuel for his model airplanes. I got two flats of Pansies. I love Pansies and they bloom all winter and into spring… I fixed supper and paid bills… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma

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