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, November 14, 2006

Happy 42nd Anniversary Brian and Jean!!! Brian and Jean are friends in New Zealand…
Happy Birthday Jake!!! Jake is our great grandson in Moore, Oklahoma… The people who are installing our Internet were to be here between 12:00 and 3:00, it is now 6:00 and they still haven’t showed up. Not that we are anxious or anything… The guy just called and had they ran into some problems at another site and had to reschedule us for Thursday since tomorrow we won’t be home… I fed the pansies outside, put my jewelry in a new jewelry box, picked up around the house, and help fix supper… Goodnight All.. Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


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