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.

Saturday, December 31, 2005

Thanks to Dewey in Clemmons, North Carolina for visiting Mary’s Place and signing my guest book… I have been busy doing laundry and I’m on my third load now… David called this morning and he and Lori will be keeping the grandkids over night. They are going to bring them out to visit us. We are fixing the spaghetti and Lori is bringing her homemade spaghetti sauce… A cranberry/apple pie is in the oven and the bread is rising… Kenny and Kathy came down also. What a great way to end 2005… Dave has been busy watering the trees and grass… Chip and George called… Wind is really strong today, just what we need when we are already so dried out here. Temperature is a warm 63 degrees… See you all next year… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


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