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, June 21, 2007

Today is the first day of summer and the longest day of the year…
I had a ME morning as Dave had an appointment with the dental college. He is finished there for a while… I washed our comforter, picked up around the house getting ready for the Molly Maid’s visit tomorrow, fixed supper using our first bell pepper from our garden, and hosted the DASNI chat at … I have been reading up on Dave’s cancer, ocular melanoma. It is a very rare cancer. If you would like to read more about it here is a link telling all about it.
Ben called and it was good hearing his voice… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma
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