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.

Monday, June 26, 2006

I got woke up early this morning by a phone call but since I was having a bad dream it was good to be woke up…
Thanks to Jim in Lincoln, Nebraska for visiting Mary’s Place and signing my guest book… I had a call this morning from a friend Doris telling me that Jaunita my friend from our old neighborhood passed away this morning. She has been on my mind a lot lately and thinking I should call her but I have been so wrapped up in what is going on in our household… I took care of the houseplants and fed the flowers and tomatoes… I would like you to visit some of my DASNI friend’s web pages: Cat’s in Missouri Mary in Canada has a new web page: and Jeanne in Hawaii: These are all worth visiting… It was nice and cool outside this evening so Dave and I had our supper out there on the back porch. We were out there for a couple hours just enjoying the birds… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


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