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, August 07, 2006

Happy Birthday Sharon!!! Sharon is our friend in Florida... Kathy went with Dave this morning for his colon scope. The doctor removed one polyp. I stayed home and slept. Thanks Kathy for being there for Dave and driving him home. They stopped on the way home at the Sub Way Shop and picked up two foot long and one six inch subs. Dave ate three six-inch and Kathy and I had one… I took an afternoon nap again. I can’t figure out why I am so tired… I helped fix supper, cleaned the kitchen, and got caught up on e-mails… I called David… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


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