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.

Monday, August 13, 2007

After lunch Dave and I left to go shopping. I needed a new post op shoe. After hitting several stores in the extreme heat I found one that fit correctly. Now I need to find a shoe for the other foot… We stopped by Alfred and Martha’s to visit a little bit. Alfred’s Mother is visiting them for a couple weeks and we are hoping they will bring her out here one evening for dinner. We left there and picked up some groceries and plenty of fresh fruit. I found some nice peaches at Braums and of course some ice cream too… David and Lori called, George called, and so did Richard… When we came by the bank in Piedmont this evening it was showing 103 degrees… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


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