If you would like to read my journals from years ago you can do that by going to my web page at http://www.angelfire.com/ok4/mari5113/index.html I have been doing an online journal since 1999…. I made up some nectar for the hummingbirds. I have to keep them happy… We are about to run out of watermelons in the garden. We have been eating watermelon everyday and loving it… I did laundry and got them all put away. One more load to do but I am putting that off until tomorrow… Went to exercise and visited with the ladies. One of the women who works there has a couple kids, one little boy who is 11 asked me, “Do you mind if I ask you how old you are?” I said no of course not and I told him how old I was. Later I heard his Mother telling him that you don’t ask a lady how old she is and he asked her why. LOL … I went over to say hello to the neighbors and got my Marley fix. She is getting big and is laughing out loud. I left there and came back to watch the deer… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma
A web page about the life of a lady who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's.
- Name: Mary Lockhart
- 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.