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.

Friday, May 04, 2007

Thanks to Phil in Ontario, Oregon for visiting Mary’s Place and signing my guest book at
I received a phone call from Norita saying Wesley and she arrived back home safely today… I have been sneezing all day and I don’t know why. Sure does scare my dogs when I sneeze… I went on my scooter this evening and checked out the garden. Everything is looking good. The grass is so pretty and green after all the rain we have had the past few days… I hosted both chats and helped fix supper… I sat out on the back porch with Dave and watched the cows across the highway and listened to the birds sing. There were a bunch of egrets that flew by. They were flying real close to the ground… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


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