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.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Dave and I have had a busy day. We both had doctor appointments. Dave’s appointment with Dr. Miner and mine with Dr. Davoli. I got injections in both knees and I was in bad need of them. Doctor had told me before I was walking on rims. The injections only give me relief for a short time… We got groceries while we were out and had lunch at Sonic. I had a craving for a Chili Dog with onions… We drove through Brick town and went by Toby Keith’s Restaurant. If I would have thought of it sooner we could have filled my Toby Keith craving. I do want to go eat there someday… I fixed supper and now I am so tired I can’t think straight… Please visit Mona’s site at … Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


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