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.

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Thanks to Mary in Picton, Ontario, Canada for visiting Mary’s Place and signing my guest book. Mary is another proud member of DASNI and you can visit the DASNI site by going here: Thanks to all of you who have called us to make sure we are okay from all the fires. It is always nice to know that people care about us but we are all fine and don’t worry cause I do enough of that for all of us… I have had to push myself to ride the bike and do laundry but I did it… Tonight I fixed a Spinach Quiche all by my self but I was exhausted and shaky by the time I finished and when we were eating I realized I had forgot to put in the onions… Phone calls from Ernie in Kentucky and Aunt Flo in Texas… I called Josh… More fires in the Oklahoma City area and 73 degrees… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


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