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, November 10, 2006

Thanks to Aralee in Texas and Jan in Virginia for visiting Mary’s Place and signing my guest book at
After a couple of days of 80-degree temperature, today it was back to November weather. I have had a great day. I picked up around the house, moved some houseplants around to a different location, and went to the afternoon chat… David and Lori came out to visit and show us their new mini cooper. David took me for a ride in it and we went fast. LOL This is their second mini cooper car… I fixed supper for them, a pork roast. Everyone enjoy it. Later Alfred called and said he and Martha were coming out with a pumpkin pie. So we all enjoyed pumpkin pie and coffee. This was our first pumpkin pie this year and it is my favorite pie… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


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