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.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Our condolences go out to Marty in New York and her family on the loss of her husband Dick…
Thanks to Sue in Canada for visiting Mary’s Place and signing my guest book at
Dave made me get out of bed this morning for an appointment with my Asthma doctor. I was begging him to reschedule but he just wouldn’t do it… Picking up around the house, getting ready for the maids visit tomorrow, helped fix supper, and hosted chat… George and Norita called. Norita said that she and Wesley were outside looking at butterflies and daffodils and Wesley was barefooted. . All this time I was looking out of my window at the snow falling and 19 degrees… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


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