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, February 28, 2006

Thanks to Jeanne in Oregon, Richard in Smithville, Tennessee, Martha and Alfred in Bethany, Oklahoma, and Susan in Canada for visiting Mary’s Place and signing my guest book at
It was 81 degrees today and tomorrow is to be warmer… David and Lori came out this morning and had brunch with us. It was so good to have them visit and to get their hugs. They loved Tootsie also. Lori rearranged my bouquet of roses for me that I have setting on our dining room table. She does that so well… We walked out in the yard and looked at trees. I found out the River Birch tree that she had given me was not planted where I wanted it so Dave replanted it for me and replaced the Redbud tree where it belonged. We noticed the Bradford Pear tree was blooming… After David and Lori left I finished up the laundry then went outside and trimmed some rose bushes… I watched a beautiful sunset tonight… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


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