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.

Friday, July 14, 2006

Thanks to Diane in Australia for visiting Mary’s Place and signing my guest book and voting for me.
While the maids were here this morning I walked Shiloh, pulled some weeds and deadheaded the Roses… I did another load of laundry, fixed supper and hosted the evening DASNI chat … Kenny, Kathy, Josh, and Heather left this evening to go to Branson, Missouri. They asked us to go with them but it is too hot for us to go anywhere… This heat is really bothering both Dave and me. I am so thankful we have A/C and Ice Cream… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


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