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.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Happy 8th Birthday Trevor!!! Trevor is our great grandson in Moore, Oklahoma…
Thanks to Norell in Happy Jack, Arizona and Ann in Sierra Vista, Arizona for visiting Mary’s Place and signing my guest book… I have been keeping busy approving people to join DASNI. Thanks to the US News article, the NBC and CBS nightly news. Alzheimer’s is getting a lot of coverage, especially for the younger people being diagnosed. If you would like to join DASNI go here: … It was late afternoon before I got my shower and started cleaning the bathrooms and doing laundry… It was a beautiful sunny day with no wind. Having no wind is very unusual for Piedmont… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


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