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, February 14, 2007

Happy Valentine’s Day!!! Happy 4th Anniversary Morris and Andrea!!! Morris and Andrea are our friends in Houston, Texas and they met at DASNI… Dave went to get the report of his CT Scan this morning and got a good report. He doesn’t have to return now till August… I woke up with a cloudy head this morning and I still am not too bright… Dave gave me a beautiful bouquet of red roses and this afternoon Kenny showed up with another beautiful bouquet of flowers. I am one lucky lady… Dave fixed us a delicious supper. I sure do love that guy… Josh got his progress report and he got one B and all the rest were A’s. Great Job Josh! It is snowing and I have been watching the Cardinals at the feeder. What a beautiful site. It is supposed to be in the 60’s next week and I am ready for that… Lori and David called and I called Josh and Martha… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


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