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, February 06, 2007

It has been another beautiful day here in Piedmont. We made it up to 72 degrees… Dave took Shiloh in for her follow-up test of her heartworm treatment and she showed negative for heartworms. We are thrilled about that. Now we just continue to keep her on the Heartgard and she should be just fine… I had an appointment with the dentist this afternoon. Found out I have an infection and was put on antibiotics for ten days… I finished up grooming Cindy, folded laundry, and hosted the DASNI chats… I called Jean in Ohio and my brother George called me… I would like you to visit Duchess’s blog at She has Alzheimer's too and is a great writer... Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma ..


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