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, March 21, 2007

My friend Jeanne Lee has a new web site. Please visit it at … Jeanne is also the author of “JUST LOVE ME, My Life Turned Up Side Down by Alzheimer’s”… I have been reading and answering emails today… I hosted two DASNI chats at Be sure and click on the DASNI Room to find me and others with Dementia… I folded yesterday’s laundry that was still in the dryer, fed the birds, and fixed supper… Tonight I told Dave I would turn on the headlights, I meant the ceiling light. Oh well… It is the first day of Spring. The temperature was in the 80’s today and winds gusting up to about 40 mph… Dave went with Kenny to get some trees… Tomorrow Kathy and the grandkids come home from Ireland. It seems like they have been gone for such a long time…
Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


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